Category: Politics / November 7, 2012 1:53 PM EST
President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House
on Tuesday (November 6), overcoming deep doubts among voters
about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over
Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The mood at the celebratory election viewing night soon changed
to one of tears and disappointment as the election results began to
"I feel kind of defeated. I think if we had have gotten a better start
to the race, it would have been a lot easier to get the election but
Obama obviously won, people obviously want him to be president, so
we just have four more years to get through until we can get a new
one," said Megan, a Romney supporters from Dallas, Texas, who
shed tears as the result was announced.
"I mean the unemployment rate is going to go up continuously, it
hasn't gone down at all, that's all I care about,"
"I don't believe we have a real foreign policy and you know Mitt
Romney had a clear idea of who our allies are and was ready to
stand behind them,"
Romney, the multimillionaire former private equity executive, came
back from a series of campaign stumbles to make it close after
besting the president in the first of three presidential debates.
The 65-year-old former Massachusetts governor conceded in a
gracious speech delivered to disappointed supporters at the Boston