Highlights of Barack Obama's speech

Chicago: In his victory speech in Chicago after winning a second four-year term as US President, Barack Obama thanked his supporters and promised them that "the best is yet to come." Here are the highlights of what he said:
  • The task of perfecting our union moves forward
  • We are an American family, we rise & fall together
  • America, the best is yet to come
  • I congratulate Governor Romney
  • I plan to sit with Mitt Romney, see how we can work together
  • I wouldn't have been the man I am without the woman I married
  • Thank you for believing, you lifted me up all the way
  • Arguments in democracy are a mark of liberty
  • Despite our differences, we have the same hopes
  • Whether I've earned your vote or not, I listened to you
  • Plan to meet leaders from both parties, we have work to do
  • I have never been more hopeful about America
  • I believe we can build on the progress we have made
  • It doesn't matter who you are, you can make it here in America
  • Let me say this publicly - Michelle I have never loved you more
  • Sasha and Malia - you are growing up to become strong women just like your mom
  • Want to thank America's happy warrior - the best vice-president one can ever ask for - Joe Biden
  • The best...best ever campaign team...all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go, you will carry the memory of the history we made together
  • We want our kids to live in a country with access to best schools and best education
  • We want to pass on a country that is safe and respected around the world, a nation defended by the strongest military, a country that moves with confidence to shape peace
  • Progress will come in fits and starts
  • Our economy is recovered, a decade of war is ending and a long campaign is over
  • Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you and you have made me a better President
  • I return to the White House more determined and wiser
  • Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual
  • We have the most powerful military but that is not what makes us strong
  • What makes us great is the belief in our common destiny
  • I believe that we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest
  • We are more than a collection of red states and blue states and we will be forever the United States of America