Obama is the 44th president of the United States and he was first elected in 2008. For those who practice Christianity, the number eight is the number that represents a new beginning. And certainly the election of Obama in 2008 represented a new chapter in American history and a new perspective of what is possible.
When the early results of the 2012 presidential election scrolled slowly across television screens. it appeared that incumbent President Obama was facing a considerable deficit against GOP challenger Mitt Romney, and panic descended on many election night watch parties. Not long thereafter, however, as the ”big money” states’ results came in, Obama actually beat his formidable foe in the electoral colleges with 332 votes to Romney’s 206 votes.
And the most delicious twist of irony from the entire election season is the fact that Romney wound up with 47 percent of the popular vote — the exact percentage of the U.S. populace that the Mormon candidate said didn’t take responsibility for their own lives.