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Barack Obama Re-Elected President

President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

 

President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

Obama four years ago carried Connecticut 60 to 38 percent over John McCain. The president also carried Connecticut in 2012, winning 55 to 44 percent as of reporting at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Obama’s performance in Connecticut wasn't necessarily surprising, considering that constituents here have voted for the Democratic candidate in recent presidential elections.

Never November 09, 2012 at 05:28 AM
There you go again Luca. Can you show us where I said WTI is imported? See what happened here Luca? You made it up and then by a few hours later you forgot you made it up and now are decreeing it as fact, that I said WTI is imported. Read the entire thread Luca. Simple question, where did I say WTI is imported?
sebastian dangerfield November 09, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Never: I said the price of oil was 10 bucks. Ok, then you said that WTI never went below 12. Next I said, but you were talking about how to deal with the price of imported oil---ergo you must be talking about imported oil, when you began this rant. How about this--when you spoke about OPEC and the USA being their biggest customer---and the fact that buildings were going up in Dubai--- and we didnt need to buy their oil for more than 20 dollars, because the price of oil was 2 dollars and to ship it 2 more --and they would have not be able to get 0 dollars in profit-- Were you not talking about oil that is imported? Please-- a simple yes or no---ive asked this question like 8 times. When you dont answer, its hard to have a conversation. Here is your post--were you talking about WTI here? Because it sounds to me like you were talking about imported oil in which case, when I say that oil is 10 bucks, I am using your point of reference---meaning NOT WTI. But OPEC already owns their oil fields and oil wells. But if your biggest customer, the USA, said they were no longer going to pay that amount, would you hold back your oil and get $0 in profit? How would you pay for all those new building projects going up in Dubai these last few years? How would you feed your nation with $0?
sebastian dangerfield November 09, 2012 at 06:28 AM
In other words--if you want to be fair at all--why did you revert to WTI as your price point? When we were talking about imports? Does that make sense?
sebastian dangerfield November 09, 2012 at 06:42 AM
look, bottom line is this---I said the price of oil dropped to 10 bucks a barrel. You shouldnt have corrected me. It did. Brent is the market benchmark. The market benchmark hit 10 bucks...pretty simple... then you went about bobbing and weaving. I can guarantee you, ask any oil trader "did the oil market hit 10 dollars in 1998 and they wont say "no way--" At the very least they will tell you that yes, Brent did. I rest my case--you can continue, but im sorry, in as much as you dont admit when youre wrong---a trademark---you just are.
sebastian dangerfield November 09, 2012 at 06:51 AM
and one more question for you---is it wrong to sign up more than one name? A yes or no answer would be appreciated. I have you as a stalker--its not that difficult to understand all the people you have posed as--is that what my retort to you is? Is that what im getting hung up on , ever? If you care about name changes, rather than points--then keep your same damn name. If you dont --then dont bother trying to tell me im 8 or 23 other people. Deal? There is basically one thing i care about....and that is when someone on here pretends to have fought in combat. When you pretend to be a republican--it just baffles me-- its not disturbing in as much as its baffling, and I ask for an explanation. Saying that you fought in vietnam or have a grandfather who was a fleet admiral etc for the purposes of raising your stature? That is way beyond my frame of acceptablility. but dont just take my view on it---it happens to be a federal crime---so, its pretty widely accepted that pretending to be a soldier when you are not, is very slimey.

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