by Isi Esene
The US presidential election had been too close to call right from the start. The Republican candidate, Mitt Romney took it right to the wires against the incumbent president of the United States, Barack Obama.
As results from the states continued to roll in, it became obvious that president Obama will remain the 44th president of the most powerful nation in the world.
As at 5:17am (Nigerian time), Barack Obama, was confirmed to continue in the White House to carry on with his policies of strengthening the world’s biggest economy.
To catch a glimpse of his state of mind, Barack Obama immediately tweeted to his supporters saying, “We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are.”
A crowd at a Chicago convention center began cheering and dancing after the Ohio call, as The Supreme’s ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ over loudspeakers.
Facts remain that Romney holds a lead in the popular vote, but Obama is on the track to win as many as 300 electoral votes, and perhaps more; it takes 270 to win a presidential election.
However, the American people and especially the Republicans are still waiting for Mitt Romney to react to President Obama’s reported victory.