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Watch Barack Obama's Victory Speech for Election 2012!

Watch Barack Obama's Victory Speech for Election 2012!

Barack Obama hits the stage with his family to deliver his victory speech for the 2012 Presidential Election at his celebration held at McCormick Place on early Wednesday morning (November 7) in Chicago, Ill.

The 51-year-old President of the United States walked out on stage with his wife Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha to the tune of Stevie Wonder‘s “Sign, Sealed, Delivered” playing to a roaring crowd.

In case you missed it, check out our round-up of celebrity reactions to Barack‘s re-election.

Watch Barack Obama‘s complete victory speech below!

Barack Obama – Victory Speech

Click inside to read Barack Obama‘s complete victory speech…

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

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. 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 heights of hope. The belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

Tonight in this election, you, the American people, remind us 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 the united states of America – the best is yet to come.

[cheering] I want to thank every American who participated in this election [CHEERING] Whether you voted for the very first time or waiting in line for a very long time.

By the way, we need to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone. Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you mad your voice heard.

And you made a difference. I just got off the phone with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign. [CHEERING] We may have fought fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply. And we care so strongly about its future.

From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to Americans through public service. And that is a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. [CHEERING] In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. [CHEERING] I want to thank my friend and partner for the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for: Joe Biden.

I want to thank my friend and partner of the last 4 years, America’s happy warrior, the best Vice President anyone could ever hope for: Joe Biden. And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me twenty years ago. Let say this publicly, Michelle I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you too as our nation’s first lady.

Sasha and Malia before our very eyes you are growing up to become two strong smart beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog is probably enough. To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics. The best. The best ever. Some of you were this time around.

Some of you were new this time around and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning but all of you are family.

No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life long appreciation of a grateful president.

Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley. [applause] You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you’ve done and all the incredible work that you’ve put in. [applause]

I know that political campaigns can sometime seem small, even silly, and that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics who tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests.

But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turn out at rallies and crowded out along a ropline in a high school gym or saw folks working late at a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else; you’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who is working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity. [applause]

You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who is going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift. [applause]

You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse who is working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country every has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home. [applause]

That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300-million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions, each of us has deeply held beliefs.

And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country; it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t change after tonight and it shouldn’t . These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.

We can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter [applause] The chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers. [applause] A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation; with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.

A country that lives up to its legacy as a global leader in technology, discovery and innovation. With all the good jobs and businesses that follow, to live in America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality. That isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. We want to pass on a country that is saved and respected and admired around the world. A nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this world has ever known. But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war to shape a peace. That is built on the promise of dignity of every human being.

We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrants daughter that studies in our schools and pledges to our flag. To the young boy on the south side of Chicago, who sees a light beyond the nearest street corner. To the furniture workers child in North Carolina who wants to become a engineer or a scientist. And engineer or an entrepreneur. A diplomat or even a president, that’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we share, that’s where we need to go. Forward. That’s where we need to go.

Now we will disagree sometimes fiercely on how to get there, as it has for more then two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts, it’s not always a straight line or a smooth path. By itself a recognition of our common hopes and dreams won’t end the gridlock. Or solve all our problems or substitute for the hard work of building consensus. And making the difficult compromises needed to move the country forward but that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering, our decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over. [applause]

And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you and you have made me a better President. With your stories and your struggles, I returned to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead [applause] Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.

And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil, we’ve got more work to do.

But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what could 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. That’s the principle we were founded on.

This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history but that’s not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture, are all the envy of the world but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores. What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth, the belief that our destiny is shared, that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and the future generations so that the freedom so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights, and among those are love, and charity, and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

I am hopeful tonight because I have seen that spirit at work in America. I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

I’ve seen it in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb, and in those SEALS who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew their was a buddy behind them watching their back.

I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

And I saw it just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio where a father told the story of his eight-year-old daughter who’s long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before. The insurance company was about to stop paying for her care

I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father but meet this incredible daughter of his, and when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’ story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes because we knew that little girl could be our own. And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead as your president.

And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite al lthe frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future

I’ve 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 road blocks 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.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside of us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching to keep working, to keep fighting.

America, I believe we can build on the progress we made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class

I believe we can keep the promise of our founder. The idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love, it doesn’t matter if 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.

I believe we can seize this future together. Because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We’re not as cynical as the pundents believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions.

And we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America. With your help and God’s grace, we will continue our journey forward. And remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.” [CHEERING]

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  • Tony

    Wow, what a solid speech. God bless these United States of America. We love you Mr. President.

  • Carla

    I am a hard worker and high achiever. I serve my community and fulfill my academic requirements. But after listening to this speech, I am inspired to do better. I am happy to be experiencing history in a meaningful way. This is coming from someone who loves learning about the past and who always fantasize about how meaningful it would have been to live in certain eras.

    God bless America.

  • Dana

    Strong speech. Strong leader. We love you. America will prevail. Our economy is on the rise, no need to be a cynic or overly optimistic. This is about not giving up on the American people and our resilience.

    God bless everyone. Thank you Mr. President. And for those people who are suffering on the East Coast because of Sandy (and anywhere else for that matter for any reason), you are not forgotten. Prayers are with you.


    Nobama…we will fall

  • emma

    It was so beautiful, it really touched my heart. Everything he is suggested he will do, might not happen, but he will FIGHT for it. That I believe. I hope he succeeds.

  • Briana from TX

    Thank you for not forgetting about those who live alternative lifestyles and for not forgetting about the less fortunate within our communities.

    What a beautiful family you have.

    —From a once upon a time conservative.

  • DemiTasse

    Beautiful speech. I am so proud to be in this country!

    My goodness the two girls have grown so tall and so pretty!
    I am proud to have President Obama as our leader.

  • yuri

    I love being American so so proud

  • notyourfriend

    I’m not even american, i’m canadian and couldn’t sleep till Obama spoke!

  • NYC

    A beautiful speech. Makes me teary-eyed. God bless our troops, god bless us all. Thank you Mr. President for believing in us irrespective of where we come from.

  • Joe

    The President and Jon Favreau write and deliver some of the most incredible speeches I’ve ever witnessed. (Nobody has yet to dethrone Charlie Chaplin from the Great Dictator, fiction or non-fiction)

    Congratulations President Obama, and congratulations to America.

  • Thank you

    Mr. President, we have come a long way. I trust you. I trust myself. I trust America. I love being an American. One day, I will have children, perhaps even grandchildren, and I cannot wait to tell them about this time, this memory, this occasion. We love you. Be safe to all.

  • laila

    Anything is possible. You are an example of that Mr. President. Nothing is ever going to be easy, but I trust you will work your darnest to avail. You and your family are beautiful and inspiring.

  • From Oahu, Hawaii

    We love you, Mr. Pres. Obama. Some people will give you a hard time, but I know you will fight for the American people, even the small guys and girls. Do your best, and then do better than that. I heart you.

  • arna

    Beautiful speech. Great delivery. Good luck, Mr. President. Your girls are getting so big and beautiful. I wish you all well.

  • HOPE

    THAT is how you give a speech!!! Barack Obama is a President who makes everybody feel united. There’s no ethnical, racial, political, religious, sexual or financial divide. When he says he cares, I believe him. When he says he sympathizes with the the middle class or anyone going through tough times, I believe him. And when he says he’ll do everything he can to help us through this, once again, I firmly believe him.

  • chris

    Boring. A nothing happening rerun president. So much for a change. Have to wait 4 more years to get rid of this puppet of Hollywood.

  • wellus

    I’m in Canada but I wanted to stay up and here him speak; AMAZING speech. I wish we had one of him over here :)

  • Congrats from Canada!

    @notyourfriend: Me too!!!!! LOL! Everybody was glued to the TV like it was Armageddon. Had Mitt won, it would’ve been. Now if only we could get a leader just as enthusiastic, charismatic, honest, respectful, classy and sympathetic as President Obama, Canada, too, shall prevail.

  • Delilah

    Thank you President, for ending the war, saving the car companies, and killing Bin Laden. I am glad you didn’t get fired. You deserved to win and I am very happy and proud!

  • HAPPY!!!!!


  • #SoreLoser

    @chris: Thank goodness the puppet to Isreal won’t be taking us into another war. Time to focus on us for a change. What’s best for OUR people. OUR economy. OUR citizens. #KeepItReal #TeamObama

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  • chris

    I bet the other countries are laughing at America.

  • Romney Supporter


    Yea….start praying now…..

  • baugh

    I’m soooo happy tonight and thanks Jared for the video.

  • chris



  • Congrats from Canada!

    @wellus: I Just said the same thing before I read your post! We need an Obama over here! But look at our people, we voted for Stephen Harper for a second term. To think I shook my head at the Americans for re-elecing Bush. Little did I know. Karma, I guess lol.

  • Obama/Biden/Clinton Supporter

    @chris: Just like Romney, you know NOTHING about International affairs. Obama is universally liked throughout the world. You had people cheering for him, hoping he’d win. Romney was the butt of all jokes and was at the end of snide remarks during his blooper trip overseas — and that was just to THREE countries!!! Thank God he didn’t go on a world tour to further humiliate himself and this country.

  • http://@glitzylady Mary

    Thank you for providing the video AND printing President Barack Obama’s powerful and inclusive speech from tonight. Very proud of this man and extremely thankful to have him as our country’s leader for 4 more years. His vision for the future matches mine and my family’s. As Pres. Obama said “We will continue our journey forward”. Together.

  • Jan

    4 for you, America. You go America!!

  • Isha

    Mitt Romney actually thought he was going to win, that’s where your arrogance get you. The entire family looked stunned! Romney spent over $90 million more that John McCain in 2008 and all he did was win 2 republicans state that they lost in 2008. Romney and his friends could not buy this election. They under estimated the black and latino vote. I guess the 47% got the last laugh…

  • http://twitter funbunn40

    “United we stand, divided we fall” Time for the acrimony to stop and for us to work together to support our President. The people have spoken and the religious right does not have the power to force their religious views on a diverse society where ALL people are to be represented, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. We all pay taxes and deserve equality under the law. Churches can refuse to marry gays, but govt. does not have the right to deny their right to marry and have the same benefits as heterosexuals. There is no place for govt. in peoples bedrooms or doctors offices. Obama knows what needs to be done and Congress needs to stop the political bs and get to work to help solve the problems. Congrats President Obama.

  • offtheproperty

    He never lifted a finger for 7-8 hours while our consulate was being attacked and our ambassador and three American servicemen were being tortured and murdered in Benghazi.

  • oy

    Still perplexed about why any rational person cheers any politician on (that’s goes for all parties). Isn’t that like baking cookies for the used car salesman who is about to fleece you?

  • gracious

    people get killed in the line of duty, cops, …their bosses don’t get impeached.[ fired. ]

  • chris


    You sound prejudice. And that would be a bias vote.

  • Matt

    Now I have to pay for people to have health insurance. I can’t afford to pay for people to have health insurance, I can barely afford it myself. Obama care is not good for this country!

  • http://Twitter nanijailani

    I am from South East Asia and very relieve that Obama won. He unite not only Americans but also the people of the world. As for you Chris you,be gracious in defeat. Don’t be a sore loser.

  • Sean

    Great speech but how about walking the walk instead of talking the talk this time around Mr.Prez…

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  • Sabrina

    Congrats to President Obama from Austria :-)! I’m very happy the mor(m)on Romney didn’t win!

  • @chris: actually as far as i can tell Australia loves Obamas. We don’t support people who say a person getting raped is ‘Gods Plan’. ridiculous.

  • Christopher U. Orji

    Obama is God-sent. Thank God for his re-election.

  • Sal

    America, land of the unemployed home of the welfare check.

  • Monarch Mind Control Obama

    God sent him to further destroy our Constitution and run up the deficit to over 20 trillion. We are doomed. Police State Part 2.

  • squeezed

    Anyone else, who’s lucky enough to keep their job, get a raise in the last 4 years? Not me, or anyone I know. At the same time the deficit continues to climb and our abilty to pay it back is deminished, our dollar is devalued, leading to ever higher prices. I can’t imagine that this scenario will change in the next four years, it most likely will accelerate.

  • :)

    By reelecting him. We deserve whatever happens to us.

  • KL

    The Repubs deserved their fate as they mistreated and scammed Ron Paul. Millions of his supporters either did not vote in disgust, voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, or wrote in Ron Paul.

  • http://justjared anymouse

    You all cannot complain when it gets worse, after all you elected him!