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Crowds celebrate Obama victory

2012-11-07 07:45

Washington - Chanting "Four more years!" and "USA, USA!," a crowd of well-wishers danced and celebrated outside the White House late on Tuesday after Democratic President Barack Obama swept to re-election.

Obama supporters braved the chilly weather to wave US flags, dance and high-five strangers outside the president's official residence.

Union activist Nicole Arow, aged 28, said she was "thrilled and relieved" to learn about Obama's victory over Republican rival Mitt Romney, adding: "Joy. That's what I feel."

"I'm incredibly excited," gushed Justin Pinn, a 22 year-old government student at Georgetown University. "I feel that my hope is renewed and I'm ready to fight the good fight.

"It's a great day to be an American!" he said.

Those who arrived at the White House shortly after US television networks called the race for Obama appeared to be college students in their 20s, but the crowd quickly diversified as parents with young children joined the party.

Obama became only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II.

Comments
  • daleinn - 2012-11-07 08:22

    Congratulations President Obama, a well deserved victory!! A key focus on rebuilding an american economy, will yield positve outcomes for the global economy.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-11-07 09:45

      There is no chance of him doing this. More debt is what he will add and that can never do anyone any good. Have you missed the previous 4 years, as it is clear to see how he continued to add debt?

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-11-07 08:49

    Why always with the screaming.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-11-07 09:43

    These people have chosen their favourate puppet, but what they failed to see was the master behind the puppets. Obummer will lead them into even more debt with his liberal policies and a crah is on the cards. How long before China forecloses, that is the question they all seem to forget.

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