Preseident Barack Obama, re-elected by the people of the United States of America addressed the nation early Wednesday.
“I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope,” he said
He was thankful, gracious, full of love and admiration, brimming with pride for his country and countrymen and full of realistic optimism for the future.
He thanked Jo Biden, his family, his team and the voters as well. “Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. Our long campaign is now over. And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listed to you, I learned from you.”
He was gracious towards his challenger Mitt Romney, “I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign. We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future.”
His words for his family touched millions of hearts, “And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. 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.
Sasha and Malia before our very eyes, you're growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I am so proud of you guys. But I will say that, for now, one dog's probably enough.”
As for America he had pride and hope in abundance: “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 neighbours 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. 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 the promise that, “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.”
His speech got a predominantly positive response. Here are some tweets to show the flavor of favor President Obama’s speech induced!
At the end of Obama’s speech he should’ve ripped open his shirt wearing the Superman “S” & flown up over the crowd.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) November 7, 2012
INCREDIBLE SPEECH!!!!!! Watching in a room full of diverse people-all truly moved. Thank you America for President Obama-4more yrs.— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 7, 2012
We listened to Obama's acceptance speech and now it's time to say goodnight. There are better times ahead for all of us.— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) November 7, 2012
Wow! What a speech Obama! Spirited, compassionate, patriotic, unifying, uplifting.Hope our netas watching!!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 7, 2012
I'm reminded of that Winston Churchill quote about how he "Slept the sleep of the saved". #obama— Dale Ealey (@Daddydale52) November 7, 2012