What does Obama's victory mean to you?
November 7th, 2012
06:56 AM ET

What does Obama's victory mean to you?

Barack Obama has been reelected U.S. president, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a contest that proved to be the most expensive campaign in history. But as the world’s media reacts, and as foreign leaders offer their congratulations to Obama, Global Public Square wants to know what you think.

Was Obama the right choice? What do you think the impact will be on where you live? What went wrong for Romney? And what is the future of the Republican Party?

We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Tyrone

    How interesting and plain stupid. After four years of calling the President every name in the book, refusing to even recognize him as an American citizen. Blocking every bill President Obama brought to Congress. For any idiot to say Obama is the one who engaged in negative ads? Carl Rove is what is wrong with America. Barack Obama is what is right. Refuse to except hate and divide! We may not all agree with all his policies, but we know his ultimate aim is not to imprison our intellects and have us walk in lockstep to his demands. The pasty doughboy just can't stand it.

    November 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • R. A.

      Tyrone, Tyrone, Tyrone. Doughboy? Really? What do you call that Tyrone? Blacks seem just as racist to me. I think we should have a racist forum where people can come out of the closet...on both sides. Not just white racism but black as well. What do you say?

      November 11, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • sickatheart

      Read your own post. You are the racist

      November 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  2. Manny

    It means the country is growing up. I watched both campaign headquarters late in the evening and I was struck by the difference in personnel from both headquarters. I was gratified to see the various people who came out for Obama. This was not the "Rainbow" coalition from the 80's. This was the face of America as it is now and will be for a long time. My wish is that both left and right quit looking for things that keep them apart and look at things that bring us together. Hopefully, color will not be one of the criteria used for the decision making process.

    November 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
    • R. A.

      Are you serious?

      November 11, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
  3. johnny

    Republicans still do not understood that America's politics is evolving. The old ways of doing polittivcs have become outdated.

    Republicans are completely stunned by losing an election they thought they would win.

    The world was surprised, but Asia is overjoyed that Obama won against all odds stacked against him. Wall Street media biases against Pres Obama were plentiful. Add in the traditional cowboy racist culture – President Obama's victory was really inspiring most Asians.

    It also means the global opinion of America have now dramatically changed.

    What Asia would like to see is – the American House is not a place for the purpose of plotting the overthrow of the American President. The House is a holy place where bipartisan mentality should prevail for the sake of the country.
    It should not be about taking care of the wealth of the 1% rich and wealthy Americans.

    I guarantee to the Republicans that if they continue using the House to cause a financial gridlock, instead of offering solutions, Americans will never forgive them for a long long time.

    This is the beginning of the era when American politics will be changed forever – by a growing concern of a better educated generation.

    November 11, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
    • R. A.

      Johnny, I really wish we could get some facts into this equation. Wouldn't it be nice to really know how educated people were going into this election? Wouldn't it be great not to sit here and have to second guess why people voted for Obama. For example, what are they really expecting from this man? That is a question that remains to really be answered. Did they vote for him because of Romney's purported "war on women"? Did they vote for him because they really believe that this modern day Robinhood will take from the rich and give to the poor? Did they vote for him because they really believed that Romeny was going to take away medicate and leave people without health care? Did they vote for him because they wanted a Black president? Did they vote for him because he is freeing them from bondage? I mean do we really know why they voted for him? And does this really equal a more intelligent vote? I just really wish I had more facts to comment instead of assumptions.

      November 11, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  4. Bronx N.Y.

    I'll give it to you short & sweet....His victory means nothing to me.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply
    • R. A.

      Briefly...nothing. He does not define who I am.

      November 11, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
  5. jamesdickason

    What does Obama's victory mean to you?–Means he is a great Liar and went to a great acting school–

    November 11, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
  6. johnny

    It is a marvel and a wonder, that I live to see this day when American racism and social inequality is being rejected and its core conspirators soundly defeated. A changing demographic in US consisting of a new rising generation of better educated, open minded and rationale generation, will decide the destination of future America. This, I am very glad.

    November 12, 2012 at 12:36 am | Reply
  7. Arthur M. Collins

    H. L. Menken stated that democracy is a process in which the stupid electorate can ask for anything "free" they wish for, and then the system gives them what they demand "good and hard". As for myself, I will get filthy rich, whether markets go up (long) or crash (short). See you at the Cannes festival, enjoy!

    November 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  8. TechnoRealism.com

    nice post with great infromation

    November 25, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
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