Barack Obama Congratulates Mitt Romney

Posted on Nov 6 2012 - 6:37pm by PJ

Barack Obama congratulated his republican rival Mitt Romney not for already winning the US Presidential Election, but for what the incumbent president described as a “spirited campaign”.

In an interview at his Chicago campaign office wherein he thanked the volunteers who helped him in his campaign, Obama said: “I also want to say to Governor Romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. I know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today.”

But while he offered sweet words for his rival, Obama expressed confidence about the outcome of the ongoing election. Despite being regarded as one of the closest race in US Presidential Election history, the democrat bet strongly believes that they have enough numbers to win the race, but he still encouraged his fellow Americans to cast their votes.

Obama said: “We feel confident we’ve got the votes to win that it’s going to depend ultimately on whether those votes turn out. And so I would encourage everybody on all sides just to make sure that you exercise this precious right that you have that people fought so hard for, for us to have.”

“I expect that we’ll have a good night. But no matter what happens, I just want to say how much I appreciate everybody who has supported me, everybody who has worked so hard on my behalf. And again, I want to congratulate Governor Romney and his team for a hard-fought race as well,” Obama added when asked about his expectations.

National opinions and analysts’ predictions suggested that Obama and Massachusetts governor Romney is in a “virtual dead heat”. However, Obama arguably has a slight advantage on the so-called swing states, especially in Ohio that could be a huge factor in the outcome of the election.

Obama will extend his stay at the White House for another four years if he will be able to get at least 270 electoral votes, which is also the same number needed by Romney to dethrone Obama and become the first Mormon president and one of the richest Americans to lead USA.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]