President Barack Obama is sounding a conciliatory tone after his re-election victory, saying he has learned from those who supported him and those who opposed him. And he says he returns to Washington “more determined” and “more inspired.”
He said he’s hoping to work with Republicans to solve the nation’s problems.
The president rolled to a second term over Mitt Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes.
He spoke to a cheering crowd in Chicago shortly after Romney told supporters in Boston that it’s time for the nation to unite behind the president.
Obama was welcomed by thunderous applause as he arrived on stage in his hometown, joined by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.
Obama said he wants to meet with Romney to discuss how to work together.
As he starts his second term, Obama will once again be dealing with a Republican-controlled House and a Senate led by Democrats. (AP)
So while nearly all of us are happy we don’t have to see anymore election ads for awhile, it is interesting from a personal standpoint to see how it’s covered in the media and newspapers – the next day.
Newseum posted a crapload of papers – about 90% of the U.S. ones show Obama splashed across the front. While that’s a duh statement, it’s interesting to not see Mitt Romney. Since he lost, maybe he was relegated to the inside. A few international editions showed both men, and one particular photo of Obama talking on the phone smiling. So at least some of them addressed the election, but also did not print victory photos. Most of the Americas editions were updated to show the victory stage, so you can really tell when they went to press. If it was in this time zone, it most likely got held back until the outcome was announced and broadcast.
Should be interesting to see the European/African editions tomorrow – what they print. And how they deal with it – one day behind.