Obama wins second term at the White House

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Its another challenging 4 years for Barrack Obama as President

U.S. presidential election, 2012
U.S. presidential election, 2012 | Source

President Obama Wins his second term

Its pandemonium today for Obama supporters, and for all those folks who've chosen to vote for him, and he's now our President of the United States of America for yet a second term. This all comes at a huge stake to the American people, and by means of the most massive negative campaign ever known to mankind. Costing close to a billion dollars combined for both candidates campaigns. Mitt Romney losses to Obama's 300 electoral votes, and they both spent wads of cash to duke it out in this election, according to advertizing trackers (Some info relevance researched at MSN News.).

Romney's camp was said to have spent a total of $550 million, where as Obama's camp spent only $381 million. This was just the tip of the iceberg, because what it all boiled down to in the end was that of the popular votes, and in that of the swing states as well as battle ground states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and New Hampshire. (battle ground states info referenced from Wikinews)

Either way the final straw sort to speak and ultimate deciding factors that weighed in heavy on the minds of the voters was the state of the economy, and taxes in our great country. They stated in Wikinews, that Romney won in both North Carolina, and Indiana, which President Obama had previously won them both back in his first election in 2008.


Here's how the electoral votes played out State by State

Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states/districts won by Obama/Biden, and Red denotes those won by Romney/Ryan. Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state.
Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states/districts won by Obama/Biden, and Red denotes those won by Romney/Ryan. Numbers indicate electoral votes allotted to the winner of each state. | Source
Mitt Romney speaking at the Values Voter Summit (Omni Shoreham Hotel) in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011.
Mitt Romney speaking at the Values Voter Summit (Omni Shoreham Hotel) in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. | Source

So how did Obama really win yet another term?

People are truly concerned about how the American economy is going to play itself out, and the only guess could be is that they feel that President Obama has a much more stabilized and realistic approach to tackling the issues we all face economically.

The poor people in America has grown at an alarming rate and ever since the economic collapse of 2008. So this is how Obama's reinforcement of his particular style campaign may have earned him yet another victory, because of the main predominant factor of his campaign, that focused on raising the taxes for the rich, and for those who earn about $250,000 a year on up. Romney's plan was quite different, and he wanted to raise taxes for everyone pretty much except for the rich and the exclusively powerful.

Romney also spoke of a specific tax strategy that was so unclear to the American people of how it would actually work itself out, that he may have fired the nail in his own political coffin per say as to losing out on the Presidency of the U.S.


U.S. President Barack Obama addresses troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy | Source

What do the American People want from President Obama

People aren't going to care much anymore about the election, and the negative campaigning all after today, that will quickly fade into the background, because it was all just smoke and mirrors after all. What the people are looking for is rapid growth of the economy, real change when it comes to personal finances, housing, jobs, education, and basic day to day career opportunities is the start where we truly need fixing today.

The question that shall remain unanswered until the President takes action, and the legislation actually begins to work itself out by act of Congress, and that of the Senate committees, will be the hammer, and chisel that will definitively seal the deal for the most part. If all the members of the Senate and in the House of Representatives can agree for once, and we as United Americans can live up to the expectations of being fair to one another as law abiding citizens, then maybe change that we're all desperately in need of shall come. (Let's not forget the 1% who run everything financially, they need to become much more responsible, and accountable for what they spend, and for how they choose to recruit staff into their organizations, and corporations)

The President has made us all a promise, that he needs to keep, and that is to make change that the American people truly need, and so even including that of the healthcare system, how taxes, and economic relief programs are managed, and how Obama will manage all the monies being dispersed amongst the masses through such effective programs, will all be the determining factors as to how things shall pan out over the course of these 4 years.

A look back in time at President Obama's first inaugural address

Will Obama bring more peace, or will foreign wars fuel up

The political climate around the globe as well will soon play a huge factor in what shall occur for that of the American people, will we all be plunged into another war or multiple wars, on foreign soil, well that has yet to be determined.

The Iraqi war, and war on Afghanistan has seemed to fade into the distance as old issues that aren't worthy of throwing up for discussion any longer it seems, but that doesn't mean things shall not arise in the unforeseen future in terms of action that the President may need to take, as response to making a defensive stance strategy if need be. We shall see what is to happen for sure in terms of him playing an active role as Commander and Chief on all domestic and foreign relations.


The Presidents response to the latest Hurricane recovery efforts

Obama's action commitee to tackle Sandy recovery efforts - in the Situation Room

United States President Barack Obama is briefed on the response to Hurricane Sandy in the Situation Room of the White House on 29 October 2012.
United States President Barack Obama is briefed on the response to Hurricane Sandy in the Situation Room of the White House on 29 October 2012. | Source

Words of wisdom counts a great deal & Action speaks louder

The rapid response of the President to get us in the East Coast who are struggling to survive, much needed emergency medical assistance, food supplies, and disaster recovery assistance has been awesome indeed."Thanks Mr President."

The author of this article strongly believes that if President Obama can live up to his words, and as he has come through here, by taking evasive actions in this huge crisis our country and American people have faced. Our country will truly be heading back in the right directions, if he falters just the slightest bit, well we all known where that leads us all, and so lets pray for him to do well, as his once vicious presidential campaign competitor Romney has done after losing the candidacy.

Dealing with this sudden defeat from the mega-storm and natural disaster Hurricane Sandy, wasn't easy at all for most people who live here in the East Coast region of the United States, and so it has united most people in a global effort of recovery from utter peril.


Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing assemble before being sent to assist at various emergency shelters.
Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing assemble before being sent to assist at various emergency shelters. | Source

American people respond, but positive actions ease tensions

Even though people seem to have flared up tensions at long gasoline lines with cars and holding containers for hours, and some were even battling it out fist to fist. We as a united people overall have worked together to make this recovery happen, and the issues are being taken care of thanks to the President, servicemen and women who've been working around the clock, police, fire departments, ambulance, National Guard, soup kitchens, church organizations, FEMA, the American Red Cross, donations, kind American citizens who actually helped one another and all the countless volunteers from around the globe who pored in their on going support to help us recover. "Thank you all!"

According to Wikipedia "The National Guard and U.S. Air Force put as many as 45,000 personnel in at least seven states on alert for possible duty in response to the preparations and aftermath of Sandy". So this was the proof for the American people as well, that weighed in heavily in President Obama's favor to help him sweep in yet another victory. We will see if it was indeed the right decision to have been made, by us all.

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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

Didn't think he would....I was an Obama supporter on the fence. Made my final choice when I went to actually vote...trying to learn everything I could to make a good decesion. Now that he did win though, I hope we can support him as our president and hope that those issues we are really worried about, he can find a way to address them and find a way to satisfy the problem and we don't get further in debt and we don't lose more jobs and we don't put money where we don't need it. I do believe he is a good man, but it takes a lot more than that...but have to have that...to be successful in office. I wish me luck, give him my support no matter what vote I cast was...and that we can hopefully find us better off in four years and say I am glad he had the chance...four years time will tell:)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks for showing up in this hub of mine, yes indeed Obama has won yet another term, and this stands for a huge victory for many Americans who believe that he shall bring us through to a full economic recovery. He needs all of our help, our love, our encouragement, and not just more of the same negative feedback that he got during the first 4 years.

I will be praying for us all as well, but not only that I will join in on the action that is needed to be taken, when it comes to doing the right thing for others.

I will hope to be able to start to expand my own business I have developed online, and maybe be able to open it up on the ground to help others in all ways possible.

"Obama you got my support as long as you live up to your own words".


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

It was a dog fight for sure, and now it will be an interesting four years. I'm already looking four years down the road and wondering who will be running. Anyway, glad for the outcome....good job Mike, as always!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@billybuc, Lets hope Obama lives up to his own expectations, and his words aren't online words, because action is what needs to be done for sure.

I voted for no one, and stand firm on my personal decision not to arrive there at the poles, but I know loads of people have, even despite the pending issues of disaster relief they still need here in the East Coast, and so we will see for sure bro.


jenubouka 4 years ago

I felt an obligation as an American to vote as many others in this world don't get that right; therefore, when the poo-poo (if it does) hits the fan, I can feel I have a right in speaking out. I did vote for Obama, as it was a long stretch of issues far surpassed when he entered office for the first time. However, in is campaign slogan, FORWARD, it needs to also say, just do it already, and FAST.

I commend you Cloud for this article, it's (as always) perfectly constructed and speaks with ease to understand. Keep updating, keep writing.....

Your web friend...Jenu..


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Who's to say? While some say the storm was 'god's' way of pointing the way to Obama - personally - i'd called him the undisputed champ - MONTHS ago - long before sandy! Actually - the moment Mitthead (lol..meathead? sorry, uncalled for, but - i bumped my head on the freezer door yesterday, soooo...)lol..

So, um the moment Mitthead was nominated in that disgrace of a primary race - i knew! I believe it was that day that i wrote the hub titled: President Obama: May i be the first to congratulate you on your second term in office"

LOL - i swear - (to god???) lol

I believe this election taught Obama something - that it humbled him - and that is a very good thing!

The people have spoken! Now - can we move on - as in FORWARD?

that'd be lovely, yes?

awesomejob, my friend!

sharing on..

OH - and thanks SO much for the mention - i'm honored!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@jenubouka, Thank you so much for this visit, it means a great deal to me, because I want the world as a whole to change for that of the better, and it starts with us making much more united, and positive communication amongst one another, and no matter our skill levels, or the differences we may have, we all need a better place to live today Jennifer.

I know you and I had differences once in the past here on hubpages, but I believe we all can kiss and make up for sure, and hopefully the world can see that things are, and have begun changing already, simply by us all uniting here on Hubpages, and on other networks as well such as FB, and Twitter, and wherever all our our voices are being heard digitally today.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

The American people did speak and thank you for the recap here. You did an excellent job as always. Have of course voted and shared all over!!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@ImKarn23, yes Leslie things are getting crazier and crazier by the minute it seems.

You are so hilarious, and I have so much fun interacting with you, and I'm so happy we had clashed once before in a good way on FB, you have turned out to become a cool classy friend of mine for sure.

Thanks for reading my presidential hub here, and I hope and pray all goes well for that of the American people today, because we need a miracle for sure.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Janine Huldie, than you for the rapid response to my hub here, and ever since we first met last night and all on FB.

You and I both know us Americans as a United people will stick together through anything, through thickness and thin, and this time it shows for sure, with such a victory for the People and by the People.

Lets hope Obama does what he has promised he would try and do.


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

FEMA's response to Sandy was far worse than Katrina, given the many days of warning it had. The main stream media was too busy carrying Obama's water to notice.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

RF I understand how you feel bro, things shall improve as long as Obama does the right thing. Thanks for reading up on my hub.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Happy day's are here again..LaLaDeDe. I never doubted for one moment..


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Let's hope you're right, Mike! This was the first campaign I followed extremely close in many of years, and personally, didn't care for either candidate. Just too many lies and cover ups from both camps. I voted, but not for either of the two primary candidates. I just couldn't cast my vote for them knowing what I did. It wouldn't have mattered in Ky, as it's a predominantly Republican state anyway. Obama's got his re-election. Let's pray he makes the best of it and things improve. Great job, my friend!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Linda, I do believe its going to take a great deal of effort by us all to bring those days in for sure, and lets hope employers begin hiring folks again, because many folks are ready to do the hard work.


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the recap . Too bad they couldn't donate the astronomical amount of campaign money they spent to help with the country's budget!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @Your Cousins, for reading up on my hub and for providing your cool feedback, I wish they put their money where it counts more as well, but oh well.

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