The 2012 elections are over, and I am probably not the only one to say, “Thank goodness.” It was an exciting night Tuesday, when President Barack Obama won a decisive re-election victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. There were many winners and losers on the night; some were unlikely.
Barack Obama: Of course Barack Obama is a winner! He won the 2012 election and another term in the Oval Office. Now, we will see if he can keep his promises.
Liberals Everywhere: All Democrats are excited to see Obama has his seat for another four years. They also captured the Senate for asecond time. What a night it was for Liberals everywhere!
Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson and the Libertarians did not get the 5% of the popular vote they were looking for, but they did make a huge splash, garnering over 1,000,000 votes for the first time in the party’s history. Look for big things from the Libertarians next time around.
Green Party: The Green Party, led by Jill Stein in this election, gained over 400,000 votes, which is the best they have turned out since Ralph Nader’s famed 2000 election run.
Roseanne Barr: Almost 50,000 people voted for Roseanne Barr for President of the United States. Although a small victory for the comedienne, it was still a win nonetheless. I think the scarier piece of information is that 50,000 people actually voted for Roseanne Barr; what does that say about our politicians today?
Twitter: Twitter had a record day on Election Day. After Obama was announced the winner, users racked up 327,000 tweets per minute. The 2012 election was the most tweeted about event in the nation’s history with over 31 million tweets sent out.
Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney’s closing speech was quite eloquent for being improvised, but that may have been his only victory of the day. Now that the election is over, Gov. Romney can finally relax and get some sleep. He put up a good fight and was honorable throughout, but losing by almost 100 electoral votes is not what you would call a close election.
Paul Ryan: It was an especially bad night for vice presidential
Republican Party: The Republican Party took a huge hit on Election Day. They not only lost the presidency, but once again, they lost the Senate. Taking the House of Representatives for the second time was a minor victory to say the least. There are some even saying that the Republican Party may go extinct soon if they do not stop their bickering amongst themselves. If they cannot, the Republican Party as a whole may be a thing of the past.
Stockholders: The conservatives have been sore losers and acting like little kids after the election ended. The stock market dropped 300 points the day after the election, when many Romney supporters pulled their money out. They hurt everybody with this rash action, as many people have lost countless amounts of money in their stocks, including myself. I lost close to 20% of the money I have made to date. Point your fingers at the overdramatic conservatives, and hope it goes back up soon.
Rocky Anderson: Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson’s lackluster performance in the election put him in seventh with only 36,000 votes. He was behind the likes of Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, and even Roseanne Barr. If you can’t outpoll Roseanne Barr, retire immediately.
Twitter Users: Sure, Twitter may have had a record day. However, the users were the ones who got to receive all of these tweets. It got quite annoying after a while.