Chanting “Yes We Can”, Barack Hussein Obama made history four years ago as he became America’s first African-American president. On Tuesday, he did it again to retain the world’s most powerful office.
But the path to victory over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother from Kansas with a “funny name”, as Obama himself once put it, wasn’t as easy this time around.
Catapulted to power on the slogan of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ with a landslide victory over Vietnam War veteran Republican John McCain then, he had lost some of that aura as he sought to capture the magic of 2008 with the new slogan of “Forward”.
After winning the presidency for the second time, Obama said: “Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.”…Barack Obama again rewrites history