Was Romney a better choice?
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It was a victory that led to international euphoria and elation: Barack Obama defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney in the US election and has re-taken control of the White House. With only 2% separating the two candidates in the popular vote, it shows a deeply divided United States, with many right-wingers doubtful whether the right candidate has won with many viewing Romney as a more worthy candidate. Supporters of Romney such as Donald J. Trump have blasted Obama’s victory, arguing for a revolution and calling on Americans to march on Washington DC to protest his re-election, sending messages to his 1.9 followers on social networking sites arguing that the US ‘is now in serious and unprecedented trouble...like never before’. In his victory speech, Obama stated that America ‘voted for action, not politics as usual’ but this could arguably be debated. Exit polls show that Obama gained 93% of the African American vote, 71% of Hispanics and 73% of Asians in contrast to Mitt Romney who took most of the white vote, at 72% of the electorate. Did the election become a race issue instead of one based on policy and politics?
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