Obama’s victory: A greater political achievement.Good for America, good for the world.
Transcript: Obama’s victory speech (excerpt)
But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers.
A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
OBAMA: We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.
We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this – this world has ever known.
But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war, to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being. We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.
Villagers of the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya dance in celebration following media-announcements of the re-election of USA’s President Barack Obama early on November 7, 2012. Credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
Obama’s re-election: http://euobserver.com/foreign/118110
Deutsche Welle’s analysis: http://www.dw.de/a-good-decision/a-16359272