Obama Victory Speech: President Calls For National Unity, Path Forward

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President Barack Obama delivered an emotional victory speech early this morning from Chicago after his contentious, hard-fought 2012 reelection victory was assured.

Not unlike Mitt Romney's concession speech, Obama offered praise for his opponent and a desire for national unity after the conclusion of an often tumultuous campaign.

Despite polls showing a tossup race and many pundits predicting his downfall, Obama won convincingly in the electoral college, 303-206 (Florida is still being counted).

His popular vote margin, while significantly narrower than it was in 2008, still exceeded 2 percent and 2,000,000 votes nationwide. In short, his reelection was no fluke.

Still, the open question is whether the reelected President can unite a divided country and chart a course for meaningful, bipartisan reforms over his second term.

With his 2012, he assured a meaningful legacy - but will it be a positive one?

He sounded the call for a brighter, less polarized America in his victory speech, but actions speak louder than words. Can he really work with the GOP? Vice versa?

What do you think: Will Obama's second term be better than the first?

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This is so laughable. This same man who chose to become a figure of divisiveness instead of one promoting real unity in the past 4 yrs.--a man who used class wars to divide and conquer as part of his campaign strategy now calls for national unity. Let's hope he and his handlers have realized that his razor thin win means he has no real mandate and thus, must work with the opposition. We learned that 49% of the electorate vehemently oppose what he stands for. As he did so in Europe and the Middle East during his first term, I believe it's now time for him to do the "appeasement" approach with his own people. We know how unyielding he could be on issues in the past 4 yrs...let's see if he can now be a true statesman and reach across the aisle to the GOP and find a consensus on crucial issues that have divided this nation and will seriously effect our daily lives.

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This is all this communist does is give speeches. By 2014 this country will be down around it's Ass and I'm going to love it!

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American policy is one, there is no difference between obama and Romney, so this is merely tradition.

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