President Barack Obama “Best is yet to come” for the next four years as the reelected leader of the U.S. offered during his victory speech offered early on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. In the speech, he stated “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.” During the address, Mr. Obama also said he was “more determined, and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do.” Opponent Mitt Romney acknowledged the divided political arena and Obama’s reelection with “This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”
With political turmoil at its height and the economy slipping, Obama’s work during his next term is certainly cut out for him. His agenda includes bridging the division between the Senate led by Democrat majority and the House led by the Republican majority. His focus also includes developing means of decreasing the deficit, reforming immigration, and reevaluating the tax code.
Obama ended his victory speech with “By itself the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock, or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over, 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.”