Re-elected President Barack Obama praises Romney in powerful victory speech

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 2:25 EDT
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President Barack Obama delivers victory speech
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President Barack Obama was at his rhetorical best after being re-elected early Wednesday morning, praising and promising to meet with Mitt Romney, the defeated Republican challenger.

“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,” the president told a crowd of supporters in Chicago.

“I just spoke with Gov. Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard fought campaign,” Obama continued. “The Romney family has chosen to give back through public service, and that is a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.”

Watch more of President Barack Obama’s remarks in the 7-minute video below, courtesy of NBC’s Nov. 7, 2012 broadcast.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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