It was a nailbiter there for a bit… but Barack Obama has been re-elected as US President for four more years!
What do you think about that?
It was an epic win, considering the parlous state of the U.S. economy, but Americans have placed faith in Obama to lead them out of the doldrums.
“Four more years.” Barack Obama tweeted this picture just after his victory was announced.
Our favourite results?
#1. This dropkick, Todd Akin (below), has been resoundly rejected by voters. He is now officially a rolled gold “loser”.
That’s something to celebrate. Hip, hip, HOORAY!
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) successfully defended her seat against opponent Rep. Todd Akin (R), the Tea Party-backed Republican who became infamous for his comments about “legitimate rape.”
McCaskill supports abortion rights and is the first female senator from Missouri.
Akin was leading McCaskill in the polls until he said in August that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant, because the female body “has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin was defending his position that abortion should be illegal, even in cases of rape.
In his concession speech Akin compared himself to people who have suffered from cancer, saying people like him, “suffer of cancer, loss of a job, house, loved ones and they press on.”
Even in defeat he managed to pile insult upon injury.
So long, buddy! Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out!
#2. In Indiana, Democrat Joe Donnelly defeated Richard Mourdock (below) – the odious creep who said that pregnancies resulting from rape were “something God intended to happen”.
Hope Mourdock realises God wasn’t foolin’ when she intended to deny him office.
And we couldn’t resist this… a note to all the Republicans who threatened to move to Australia in the event of an Obama win. Thanks to Felicity Ryan…