President Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech – November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois

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  1. Marcus Cyganiak

    Here is the incredibly inspiring election night victory speech by US
    President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012 in Chicago.

  2. Renee Jones

    God heard the our prayers America! #MiddleClass #WomensRights #Affordable
    #HealthCare #Immigration #Reform #Acceptance for all. #America – the mixing

  3. Helluva Whorella


    For Immediate Release
    at McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois
    on November 07, 2012
    at 12:38 A.M. CST

    THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the
    right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves
    forward. (Applause.)

    It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed
    the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression; the spirit that has
    lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope
    — the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams,
    we are an American family, and we rise or fall together, as one nation, and
    as one people. (Applause.)

    Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that
    while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have
    picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts
    that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.

    I want to thank every American who participated in this election.
    (Applause.) Whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line
    for a very long time — (applause) — by the way, we have to fix that.
    (Applause.) Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone —
    (applause) — whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made
    your voice heard, and you made a difference. (Applause.)

    I just spoke with Governor Romney, and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on
    a hard-fought campaign. (Applause.) We may have battled fiercely, but
    it’s only because we love this country deeply, and we care so strongly
    about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney
    family has chosen to give back to America through public service, and that
    is a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. (Applause.)

    In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor
    Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country
    forward. (Applause.)

    I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s
    happy warrior — (applause) — the best Vice President anybody could ever
    hope for — Joe Biden. (Applause.)

    And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry
    me 20 years ago. (Applause.) Let me say this publicly — Michelle, I have
    never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of
    America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s First Lady.
    (Applause.) Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes, you’re growing up to
    become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom.
    (Applause.) And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now,
    one dog is probably enough. (Laughter.)

    To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics —
    (applause) — the best. The best ever. (Applause.) Some of you were new
    this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very
    beginning. But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you
    go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together,
    and you will have the lifelong appreciation of a grateful President. Thank
    you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.
    (Applause.) You lifted me up the whole way. And I will always be grateful
    for everything that you’ve done and all the incredible work that you put
    in. (Applause.)

    I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And
    that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics who tell us that politics is
    nothing more than a contest of egos, or the domain of special interests.
    But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our
    rallies, and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks
    working late at a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home,
    you’ll discover something else.

    You’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s
    worked his way through college, and wants to make sure every child has that
    same opportunity. (Applause.) You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a
    volunteer who’s going door to door because her brother was finally hired
    when the local auto plant added another shift. (Applause.) You’ll hear
    the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse who’s working the
    phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country
    ever has to fight for a job, or a roof over their head when they come home.

    That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections
    matter. It’s not small; it’s big. It’s important.

    Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and
    complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held
    beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as
    a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t
    change after tonight — and it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a
    mark of our liberty, and we can never forget that as we speak, people in
    distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to
    argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like
    we did today. (Applause.)

    But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for
    America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have
    access to the best schools and the best teachers — (applause) — a country
    that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and
    discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that

    We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt;
    that isn’t weakened by inequality; that isn’t threatened by the destructive
    power of a warming planet. (Applause.)

    We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around
    the world; a nation that is defended by the strongest military on Earth and
    the best troops this world has ever known — (applause) — but also a
    country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war to shape a peace
    that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being.

    We believe in a generous America; in a compassionate America; in a tolerant
    America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our
    schools and pledges to our flag. (Applause.) To the young boy on the
    South Side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner.
    (Applause.) To the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants
    to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or entrepreneur, a diplomat
    or even a President. That’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we
    share. That’s where we need to go. Forward. (Applause.) That’s where we
    need to go.

    Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it
    has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts.
    It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path. By
    itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all
    the gridlock, or solve all our problems, or substitute for the painstaking
    work of building consensus, and making the difficult compromises needed to
    move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin.

    Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is
    now over. (Applause.) And whether I earned your vote or not, I have
    listened to you. I have learned from you. And you’ve made me a better
    President. With your stories and your struggles, I return to the White
    House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is
    to do, and the future that lies ahead. (Applause.)

    Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. (Applause.) You
    elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and
    months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of
    both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing
    our deficit; reforming our tax code; fixing our immigration system;
    freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We’ve got more work to do.

    But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizen in our
    democracy does not end with your vote. America has never been about what
    can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through
    the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government.
    (Applause.) That’s the principle we were founded on.

    This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us
    rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what
    makes us strong. Our university, culture are the envy of the world, but
    that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores.

    What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most
    diverse nation on Earth — the belief that our destiny is shared; that this
    country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and
    to future generations; that the freedom which so many Americans have fought
    for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights, and among
    those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes
    America great. (Applause.)

    I am hopeful tonight because I have seen this spirit at work in America.
    I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their
    own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather
    cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

    I’ve seen it in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb, and in
    those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they
    knew there was a buddy behind them, watching their back. (Applause.)

    I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from
    every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to
    help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

    And I saw it just the other day in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the
    story of his eight-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia
    nearly cost their family everything, had it not been for health care reform
    passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop
    paying for her care. (Applause.) I had an opportunity to not just talk to
    the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to
    the crowd, listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had
    tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.
    And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright.

    That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead as your
    President. (Applause.) And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been
    through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more
    hopeful about our future. (Applause.) I have never been more hopeful
    about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope.

    I’m not talking about blind optimism — the kind of hope that just ignores
    the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path.
    I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on
    the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is
    that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the
    contrary, that something better awaits us, so long as we have the courage
    to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting. (Applause.)

    America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made, and continue to
    fight for new jobs, and new opportunity, and new security for the middle
    class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founding — the idea that
    if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you
    come from, or what you look like, or where you love — it doesn’t matter
    whether you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian, or Native American, or
    young or old, or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight — you can
    make it here in America if you’re willing to try. (Applause.)

    I believe we can seize this future together — because we are not as
    divided as our politics suggest; we’re not as cynical as the pundits
    believe; we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions; and we
    remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and
    forever will be, the United States of America. (Applause.) And together,
    with your help, and God’s grace, we will continue our journey forward, and
    remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on
    Earth. (Applause.)

    Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.

    12:58 A.M. CST

    President Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech – November 6, 2012 in
    Chicago, Illinois

    © 2012 by The White House Office of the Press Secretary Briefing Room.



  4. Abraham Dukely


  5. Mawuena Amouzouvi

    Proud to be his supporter since the beginning.He is one of the greatest
    president and History will prove that.
    Thank You for inspiring us in Africa.

  6. Billy Whittington

    Check out this video on YouTube:
    Amazing Grace, Freedom isnt Free my $1.02 Amen, GOD Blessed and Continues
    to Shine upon U, me , We the People, We AMERICAN’s not Americant’$

  7. Abraham Dukely


  8. Alfredo Henao



    Felicidades Presidente EEUU Barack Obama, a su familia y a todo el pueblo


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