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Obama once again

A lesson in politics: United States Ambassador Larry Palmer (right) chatting with a group of political science students of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Gripping discussion: United States Ambassador Larry Palmer (left) holding the attention of Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite (centre) and Chief Justice Marston Gibson at last night’s United States Election Watch reception at the ambassador’s residence. (Pictures by Nigel Browne.)

Wed, November 07, 2012 - 12:09 AM

At 12:18 a.m. local time today, CNN announced that Barack Obama had been re-elected president of the United States.

It was CNN’s projection from exit polls, crowned by Obama’s capture of the battleground Ohio from Mitt Romney, but it was good enough for Democratic supporters at election headquarters in Chicago.

The president all but claimed victory himself.

“This happened because of you,” he tweeted to supporters. “Thank you!”

Contrastingly, the mood at Romney’s headquarters was grim, supporters stunned that so many states had voted for Obama, and with Romney not readily prepared to concede defeat. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 8 months ago
Obama's win should not be seen as an indication to PM Stuart that the reelected US President's coattail extends all the way to Barbados, and that Stuart will be able to ride on the wave of Obama's success.

Stuart should not think for one minute that the outcome of the US elections will assure him a victory at the polls whenever he decides to call elections - if he ever decides.

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