Minutes after Barack was re-elected, he thanked his over 22 million Twitter followers and posted a pic of himself hugging First Lady Michelle. It became the most popular tweet ever!
Barack Obama knows the power of social media. The President was so ecstatic after learning that he had beat out opponent Mitt Romney for a second term in the White House, that he took to Twitter to send a series of tweets expressing his thanks to the American People. But one tweet in particular secured him another win: breaking the record for most popular tweet ever, a title previously held by popstar Justin Bieber.
First Barack tweeted: “This happened because of you. Thank you.” He followed up that tweet with: We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo”
But the tweet that has currently amassed more than 3 million Facebook likes and more than 600,000 Twitter shares was a emotional picture of Barack embracing First Lady Michelle Obama with the message: “Four more years.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday says: “Obama did more than just beat Romney; he also ousted Justin Bieber from the Twitter top spot and broke the most significant social media records to date.”
The tweet in reference was when Justin Bieber tweeted his condolences after Avalanna Routh, also known as Mrs. Bieber, passed away from a brain tumor: “RIP Avalanna. I love you.” This held the Twitter record at the time with 223,376 retweets.
The Facebook and Twitter posts made by the President, keep climbing and citizens are commenting with congratulatory remarks.
Meanwhile, Obama made his victory speech after the election and left Americans with these words: “I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian or Native American, or young or old, or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight — you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try!”
— Chloe Melas
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