Election 2012: The day arrives
After months of bitter campaigning, the day finally came for America to choose the man charged with leading their country for the next four years. Barack Obama, who made history by becoming the first black president in 2008 was taking on Mitt Romney, a successful businessman and multi-millionaire, who ran on a promise to fix the economy and bring jobs back to Americans.
Click through for an hour-by-hour summary of how election day went down.
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In his victory speech, President Barack Obama took up themes of immigration and the economy that helped win him a second term of office, declared his l... More In his victory speech, President Barack Obama took up themes of immigration and the economy that helped win him a second term of office, declared his love for his wife of 20 years, Michelle, and extended an olive branch to defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney. Duration: 01:42
Date 12-11-07, Duration 1:42, Views 5498
Do you think there will ever be another Nelson Mandela?
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- No, he was truly a unique man
- Yes, others can live up to his greatness
- There are many just as influential now
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