Obama Acceptance Speech 2012: “The best is yet to come” (Video)By Angel Cuala on Nov 7, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
US President Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech this Wednesday, November 7, 2012, as shown in the video below at McCormick Place, in his hometown Chicago, Illinois, shortly after rival Mitt Romney conceded to him, with projections of electoral votes showing that Obama is winning the election.
US President Barack Obama, making his
acceptance speech after the 2012 Election
Image Credit: CNN video
As aired at CNN on Wednesday early morning, President Obama made his acceptance speech in front of around 70,000 supporters and thanked them for their support during the entire election campaign. He also expressed gratitude to his wife, Michelle Obama, and to everyone who cast their votes.
“Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you.” Obama said on his acceptance speech, adding later that he plans to sit down with Mitt Romney to talk about how they can work together.
“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.” Obama added.
“Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you. And you’ve made me a better president. With your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do.” President Obama noted and later thanked Joe Biden.
“But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government.” He said further.
“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, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try. I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.” The President said on the latter part.
US President Barack Obama, delivering his acceptance speech, after the
2012 US presidential election
Video Credit: CNN
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