Ref: Pledging to fight for an America in which everyone can make it if they try, Democratic President Barak Obama said, “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest.”
He added, “We will continue out journey forward.”
Obama said: “Despite all the hardship we`ve been though… I’ve never been more hopeful about our future, and I ask you to sustain that hope.”
He says it is not “wishful idealism”, but that “stubborn thing that insists something better awaits us as long as we have the courage to keep reaching.”
“I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever,” Obama says. “Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.” Obama pledges to reach out to Republicans and work on problems politicians can only do together.
“That’s where we need to go – forward,” Obama says, invoking his campaign slogan. “Progress will come in fits and starts, it`s not always a straight path.” He warns that there will not be an immediate end to the current gridlock in Washington.
“We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America,” Obama says to a cheering crowd.
Obama spoke in Chicago, shortly after a concession speech from Mitt Romney in Boston.
Earlier his rival Republican Mitt Romney congratulated him.