President Barack Obama wins another chance to deliver on his promise of “change” and moving “forward!” after defeating GOP candidate Mitt Romney in a close presidential race; however, the president’s victory speech was thwarted by a distracting supporter in the background.
After weeks and weeks of media speculation and national pollsters trying to figure out who would be leading American for he next four years, President Obama came out on top earning over 300 electoral votes.
The second term was confirmed for Obama after he obtained the projected win for swing state Ohio.
As Election Day drew closer, presidential candidate Mitt Romney did his best to campaign in the Midwest in an attempt to get some of the swing states to vote in his favor.
His efforts still fell short, however, as swing states New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, and Ohio all came out in support of President Obama.
Even Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s home states seemed to show more support for the president, making Mitt and Paul the first major party ticket to lose both their home states since Democrats George McGovern and Sargent Shirver lost their home states in 1972.
During his victory speech the President pointed out that although things aren’t perfect yet, America can be well on our way to a brighter future.
“Our economy is recovering, a decade of war is ending, a long campaign is now over,” the President told the large cheering crowd in Chicago. “And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you and you have made me a better president.”
The President even went on to promise the nation that “we’re not as divided as our politics suggest” and that as a nation we “remain more than a collection of blue states and red states.”
Obama’s victory speech was touching nonetheless – despite the fact that he had to draw the line at just one dog for his adorable girls Malia and Sasha – but one person might have stole the President’s thunder in a way that Mitt’s campaign had hoped to do.
Many spectators took to Twitter to admit that they missed out on entire sections of the President’s victory speech as they were busy trying to figure out why the woman directly behind Obama had a small flag taped to the back of her head.
The hair flag swayed back and forth with the woman’s every move and since she could be seen in any shot along with the President, she was certainly difficult to ignore.
On Twitter the woman has become a bit of a celeb, but not in a good way.
Jokers have been making the “flag head” the butt of all their jokes and she is sure to become the star of several memes in the near future.
“That flag isn’t sticking out of her tracks is it,” one Twitter user questioned after noticing the woman’s distracting headdress.
“Sorry Mr. President. Didn’t hear you after the flag head woman popped up over your shoulder,” another one of the President’s followers joked.
Luckily, she didn’t steal Obama’s shine on Twitter because the nation was completely enamored with the photo of the President embracing the First Lady that was posted after his victory was confirmed.
Although the picture itself was not an actual real time reaction to the victory, it touched the hearts of millions with the caption “Four more years.”
The picture was retweeted well over 300,000 in 45 minutes and has been getting non-stop retweets ever since being posted.
The media insisted that this election would show very unenthusiastic voters on Obama’s behalf, but it seems as if the president – with the help of an entire nation – proved that theory to be incorrect.