CHICAGO, Ill. (CNN) It will be four more years for President Barack Obama. The President accepted the win from his home state of Chicago.
Newly re-elected Obama must tackle problems like the looming fiscal cliff, but before getting back to work he celebrated in Chicago at his election headquarters.
An electrified crowd greeted president Barack Obama early wednesday morning, he says he is ready for four more years.
“With your stories and your struggles I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead,” said Obama.
His re-election comes after a nail-biting night of returns. The president defended his home turf and won several critical swing states, including ohio, pushing him over the 270 electoral vote mark.
“I want to thank every American who participated in this election,” said Obama.
He had been in a statistical dead-heat with challenger mitt Romney, who conceded the race wednesday morning.
“I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” said Obama.
In the end it was his true-blue supporters the president thanked and praised and to the voters, a hopeful promise for a better presidency.
“We are and forever will be the United States of America. And together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth,” said Obama.
The next step for the first family, they head straight back to the white house where it will be business as usual.
They leave Chicago Wednesday afternoon and will be back home on Pennsylvania Avenue by 5:30 Wednesday evening.