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This wasn't an accident. YOU made this happen: Obama

November 07, 2012 10:48 IST
Minutes after he was projected as the winner of the closely fought 2012 US presidential election against Republican rival Mitt Romney, incumbent Barack Obama sent a letter to his supporters, thanking them profusely for standing by him.

Here is what the US President had to say:

Friend:

I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.

But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

There's a lot more work to do.

But for right now: Thank you.

Barack