U.S President Barack Obama got another 4 years in the White House after handsomely defeating Mitt Romney in the U.S Presidential Elections today. In a hard-fought and expensive race, the margin of victory for Obama was in the end surprisingly large.
I admit I thought Romney was going to win but I wasn’t that surprised by a win for Obama. As I had said several times, I thought the guy wasn’t great but he did well enough to deserve another term as President. Both guys had a chance. What I was surprised at was the margin of victory.
Under America’s confusing (and slightly mad) Electoral College system, Obama rolled to a comfortable victory after winning the “swing states” of New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Ohio. Of the “swing states”, Romney only managed to win
North Carolina and
It was not enough. In the end, the final results almost looked
like a landslide for Obama. Florida
So congratulations Mr. Barack Obama, President of the
United States of America