Barack Obama delivers victory speech
By Ben Tyrer
Barack Obama has accepted the presidential nomination in an inspirtational speech in his Chicago HQ.
In a 25-minute speech, Obama pitched the next four years as a chance to move forward as a country.
He said: “The task of perfecting our union moves forward”
“You re-affirmed the spirit that has triumphed over depression”
“We rise and fall together as one nation and one people”
“You, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard… the best is yet to come”
He was also gracious about his candidate, Mitt Romney, who lost by an Electoral College landslide.
The President said: “The Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service”
He went on to thank a whole list of people, as well as those who voted.
Obama said: “Whether you voted for the first time or waited in line for a very long time… by the way, we have to fix that.”
“America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anyone could ask for, Joe Biden.”
He then went on to highlight the economy and healthcare as key issues.
“Our economy is recovering, a decade of war is ending, a long campaign is over. I have listened to you and I have learned from you.”
Finally, he launched an impassioned plea for the American people for the next four years to work together.
“We are more than just red states and blue states. Thank you America and God Bless these United States”