Updated 4:00 AM Wednesday (EST)
Awramba Times (Phoenix, Arizona) - President Barack Obama has been re-elected to the White House for a second term tonight. Obama’s lease on the White House as a president for the next four years was renewed with a vital victory in Ohio. Celebrations erupted in Obama’s home town of Chicago, while Romney’s Boston headquarters went mournfully quiet.
President Obama told Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.” Obama says at his Chicago victory rally that he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together and said he returns to his second term in the White House “more determined and more inspired than ever about the future that lies ahead.”
“Whether I earned your vote or not,” the president said in a glancing reference to Romney’s earlier comment “I have listened to you, I have learned form you, and you made me a better president.” Mr. Obama took the stage at Chicago’s McCormick Place with his wife, Michelle, two daughters, and Vice President Joe Biden, whom he labeled his “friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for.” Click here to watch Barack Obama’s victory Speech