Click to read the full text of President Obama’s election night victory Speech!
“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.” ~ President Barack Obama
The American people have spoken….President Barack Obama was elected to a second term in the White House on Tuesday, proving, resoundingly, that his message about lifting the middle class resonates with the majority of Americans. “The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope,” said Obama in his victory speech at McCormick Place, in Chicago.He said that he had never been more hopeful about the future and I couldn’t agree more. He said, “And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.”……..Perfect!
Wow! When the First Family took the stage in Chicago, I was struck by how much they have grown. Four years ago, after the Election Results, an Obama victory, by the way, Barack was 47, now 51, Michelle 44, now 48, Malia, then 10, now 14, and Sasha was 7 and is now 11 years old, all coordinated in red outfits. The new and strikingly beautiful First Lady wore a Narcisco Rodriguez red and black dress that will forever be etched in our memories. Now, forward four years to last night, when the family coordinated in a new way, not with color, but with shimmer. They walked across the stage so poised and mature, with Michelle in a magenta pintucked dress by Michael Kors and the girls equally beautiful. Do you know that by the time the time the president leaves office in 2016, Malia will even be eligible to vote and be heading to college. We will see more of the First Lady’s style and passion for our country and we can’t wait to see how she and her entire family continues to evolve over the next four years at America’s residence….1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and beyond.