President Barack Obama Wins Reelection


It is with a very happy heart that I can say that President Barack Obama has won reelection in the 2012 Presidential Election. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty confident even since the first debate but there was NO WAY I was going to say anything out loud with any definity. Naturally, I worried very much from time to time mostly because of the way the 24 hour news cycle had to frame the election as a horse race and yes, it was a close election but thankfully, Obama pulled out a win. The president issued a statement to his supporters from his Chicago, IL headquarters thanking them for their hard work in reelecting him. Click below to read what he has to day to his most loyal supporters.

I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.

But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

There’s a lot more work to do.

But for right now: Thank you.


Not only was this a big win for Obama but other progressive candidates scored bit wins too. Marriage Equality was voted into law for the first time ever in this country … there is just a lot to be happy about right now. I’ll be sure to update with more details but I just really wanted to mark, for prosperity, this moment on the blog. President Obama wins reelection. America moves forward in the right direction.

UPDATE: Here is the video of President Obama’s victory speech, delivered in Chicago, IL last night, in full:

If you cannot watch the video, for whatever reason, you can read the transcript text of his speech HERE.


  • Ella

    My president is black in fact hes half white so even in a racist mind he’s half right if you got a racist mind youll be aight my president is black but his house is all white rosa parks sat so martin luther could walk martin luther walked so barack obama could run barack obama ran so all the children could fly ima spread my wings you can meet me in the sky


  • Samantha

    Trent you seriously are happy about this?? After the NDAA was passed media has been targeted and coverage limited. The bill was signed at 11:30pm 12-31-11, which is incredibly suspicious since he originally promised he would not approve it. It was really choosing between the lesser of two evils, and thanks to the NDAA most of our constitution in question.

  • Meghan

    Wonderful! Wonderful! So happy! All in all a good night for democrats. We are moving forward!

  • Lauren xx

    I am very very happy we re-elected a leader that sees all Americans as equals, rather than a leader from a party that sees some groups as lesser citizens. I am very happy that we have a leader that openly supports marriage equality. I am very happy we have a leader that will not allow the government to have power over a woman’s body and health care choices.

    Being a female, this was a very tense and scary election. I’m very relieved it’s over.

    • Dach

      Second every word Lauren! :-)

    • Meghan

      Well said Lauren!!!!!

    • swifty_fan

      Agree with every word.

    • Gary Ash

      I am sure you are happy with the reelection. I find it strange that single women voted for the President. The black and Hispanic vote can be understood. As a group these two groups are the most undereducated groups in the country. Single women who need the government to dictate their health should step back and look at who they are as a person. At some point the government will run out of money and you will be on the outside. The blacks will always love the free stuff. Why work when you can live off of the government. 76% of new n
      born were born to single black women. God knows how many black babies were aborted. Keep your support up for a president that will take this country down.

    • @Gary Ash — Your bitterness is laughable and very sad. You hold on to your hate and see where it gets you. The rest of us, we’ll be progressing forward with a better America. Feel free to join us when you finish gnashing your teeth and come to your senses.

    • Dach

      Thank you Trent! I had no desire to even dignify such ignorance with a response.

  • AmandaMarie

    Didn’t like either of them so I voted for a third party…

    What’s important though is that love won in three states! Especially Washington! R74!!

    • Brittany

      Agreed on both accounts :)

  • ClaireMichelle

    I hope this shows the Republican Party that they really should reevaluate their party. America is becoming more and more accepting and open minded so we need open minded leaders to represent us. Four more years!!

    • @ClaireMichelle — Yes, exactly.

  • marcus_em

    Trent- this is the 2008 victory speech lol

    • @marcus_em — Whoops! I didn’t get much sleep last night, I’ve fixed the video. Thanks :)

  • Krissy

    I am so happy! I was following Nate Silver’s blog at fivethirtyeight, and he predicted that Obama would get 303 electoral votes. I was really worried about getting my hopes up only to have the election go the other way, but it turns out that Nate’s predictions were correct! I feel like this is a victory for science, female health, civil rights, education, immigration reform, and reason over hyper-partisanship. Most of all, I hope the GOP gets the message that obstructing doesn’t get you anywhere.

    I am SO HAPPY that neither of the male Senate candidates that have ancient views about r ape and reproduction were elected. Go Missouri and Ohio, THANK YOU!

    • @Krissy — I downloaded Silver’s book to my Kindle last night, he is a genius!

  • Dot

    I actually hoped there will a change in the White House. With all respect to voters I don’t think Obama is a good president but maybe l’ll change my mind in four years :)

  • emily

    Woo-hoo! As a woman and equal rights lover, this is such a huge relief. I’m so happy it’s over and we can breathe a sigh of relief. My most sincere hope is that the divisive bickering can now end, and we all reach across the aisle to help out the American people. I don’t like pointing fingers, but many Repubs have gone on record to say they would do anything possible to block Obama legislation, making him an ineffective president. Their hatred for the president overrode their love of country and honor of duty. I’m hoping the hatred for Obama will dissipate and an earnest desire to help the American people will take over. I am so sick of this bitter name calling. Act like the grown adults you’re supposed to be and make your electorates proud! Let’s work together people!
    (oh, and PS – Elizabeth Warren in MA! It was a distinct honor to vote for her, I just LOVE her.)

  • Dedetizadora

    Barack Obama won by a small difference of individual votes. This demonstrates dissatisfaction with his rule of almost half of the American people. I’m hoping, however, for Obama to take the reins of the economy, because U.S. growth produces positive effects in Brazil and much of the world.

    Thank you,