Barack Obama’s acceptance speech 2012

Mitt Romney has called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election. Shortly afterwards, the Republican presidential candidate delivered a concession speech to his supporters, thanking his family and campaign.
A number of major media outlets have declared President Barack Obama winner of the Presidential Election 2012 – according to their projections. Millions nationwide and worldwide are awaiting Obama’s acceptance speech.
A live stream of the speech can be seen via the link at the bottom of this article, although as votes are still being counted in numerous states, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney has not yet conceded defeat, it may be a while until the speech is given. But as soon as Obama’s victory is confirmed officially, which seems almost certain right now, the president’s acceptance speech can be watched online live and will be shown through live stream via the link below.
Right wing and left wing media outlets, such as CNN and Fox News have declared Obama victor by their independent projections. But with numerous swing states too tight to call the Romney camp were still waiting to get confirmation from those polls before conceding.
At 00.45 p.m. ET President Obama was projected by CNN to have confirmed 303 Electoral College Votes. And Romney only managing to gain 203 Electoral College Votes.

Barack Obama's acceptance speech 2012
Barack Obama.

In the early morning of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Mitt Romney had the more difficult job; Barack Obama had the bigger, more important one. They both executed them beautifully.
Romney went first, of course. He gave a short address that was more heartfelt than anything I can remember seeing him deliver on the campaign trail. As Andrew Sullivan wrote, it was “one of the most graceful and gracious concession speeches I can recall. I thought for a split-second: what if this Romney had run?” The Republican candidate began by saying that he had called the president to congratulate him and immediately added: “This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.” The message of healing and conciliation was unequivocal.
After giving impassioned thanks to vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, his wife, his family, and everyone who had a part in his campaign, Romney went back to the theme of mending the political fabric and working together:
“The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion. We look to our teachers and professors. . . . We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds. . . We look to our parents, for in the final analysis, everything depends on the success of our homes. We look to job creators of all kinds. . . . And we look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics. I believe in America. I believe in the people of America.”

The following is the full transcript text from President Obama’s acceptance victory speech following his re-election for a second term as president on Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012. Below the text is also a video of Obama’s acceptance speech.
OBAMA:
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.
It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.
Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.
I want to thank every American who participated in this election. Whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.
By the way, we have to fix that.
Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone. Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.
I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign.”

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