After a long day tolling as an Obama attorney advocate to protect the vote in several precincts in Virginia, I came home tired but hopeful. At my precincts, people voted over an hour after the polls closed. I was hopeful tonight that President Obama would be elected. And I was not disappointed when Ohio turned for President Obama. Now we have four more years to complete the job that President Obama started in 2008. Congratulations America for a job well done!
From Barack Obama:
I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.
I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.
You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.
I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.
But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.
Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.
There’s a lot more work to do.
But for right now: Thank you.