Last night at 11:45 p.m., President Barack Obama was announced the 44th President of the United States. Winning battlefield states; Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin, Obama was able to secure his spot in the White House for the next four years with an electoral vote of 284.
Before President Obama gave his victory speech, he tweeted “This happened because of you. Thank you.”
The polls showed that President Obama had received strong support from women, African American, Hispanic and young adult voters, similar to the 2008 election that made him the first African American president of the United States.
During the presidential campaign, President Obama vowed to create a brighter, better future for the American people. He asked the people to stick with him while he reignites economic growth and helps us recover from the worst recession we have seen since the Great Depression, which took place during the presidencies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt (short history lesson).
Under President Obama’s second term, according to his website www.barackobama.com, we should expect to see the following policies and economic changes;
- A long-term economic plan which will invest in education, small businesses, clean energy, infrastructure and tax cuts to help bring jobs back into the United States
- Cutting taxes by 3,600 dollars for the typical middle class family
- Cut tuition growth in half over the next decade with a plan to double campus based student aid
- End the war in Iraq by bringing our troops home from Afghanistan
- Give women the right to their own health care choices
- Improve health care for all Americans
According to NBC news source, during Election Day, President Obama awaited results at his home in Chicago where he had a family dinner, and participated in a pick-up basketball game, which is his Election Day tradition.
Congratulations President Barack Obama.