Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another 4 Years

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 maybe Florida. It was not enough. In the end, the final results almost looked like a landslide for Obama. 

So congratulations Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America.  


Anonymous said...

stock markets world wide declined sharply after the u.s. election results were announced.

Ghost said...

Of course! Romney was going to give the rich traders a massive tax cut. Obama want them to pay their share of taxes.