By Claire West
Despite the pundits claiming it was going to be a close run election in the end President Obama cruised comfortably to get re-elected for a second presidential term .
Fighting against a well funded candidate in the challenger Romney the incumbent also had to stand against an economic background of recession.
"We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come," said Obama.
"I return to the White House more inspired than ever about the work to do and the future that lies ahead," he continued.
David Cameron offered his congratulations on Twitter saying: "Warm congratulations to my friend @BarackObama. Look forward to continuing to work together"
Much of the country is still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy and we will never know the part that played in giving Obama a 'presidential' platform as the final days of campaigning played out.
What we do know is that the American voters have shown their support for a leader who has guided them through difficult times.
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