WOODBURY - The country has spoken and the 44th president of the United States will get to keep his job. President Barack Obama and his supporters gathered in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate last night. In his victory speech, Obama said "While our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come."It has been six months and more than 100 rallies since the president officials kicked off his re-election effort.
A slow economic recovery and the poor performance in the first presidential debate left the campaign in a virtual tie in the final weeks. However, as the election night wore on, the president continued to rack up key electoral votes. Shortly after 11 p.m., it was Ohio that put Obama over the top. For Mitt Romney, the loss was bitter disappointment, after weeks of campaign momentum. Obama says he looks forward to working with his former opponent in the future. In his victory speech, Obama took a bipartisan tone saying that Americans voted for action, not politics as usual.