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Obama Victory Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted of All Time

By - Source: BuzzFeed | B 26 comments

Twitter users echo Obama victory tweet hundreds of thousands of times.

Last night, Barack Obama was voted the 44th President of the United States. Following his victory, several tweets were sent from the official Barack Obama Twitter account. The first read, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The second was signed 'bo,' which means Barack Obama sent it himself (as opposed to one of his team). It said, "We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you. -bo." However, the tweet that came next is one that was catapulted across the twitterverse with hundreds of thousands of retweets.

 

"Four more years," it read. It was accompanied by a picture of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle embracing. The tweet was sent at 11:16PM Eastern Time. Since then, it has been retweeted by nearly 700,000 people and favorited by nearly 230,000. No tweets have been sent from the account since, however, BuzzFeed writes that the tweet/picture combo stole the 'Most Retweeted Ever' title just 22 minutes after it was posted. Justin Bieber previously held the record for most retweeted tweet. Additionally, "This happened because of you. Thank you," is apparently the number two most retweeted tweet. Mitt Romney has not tweeted since networks handed the victory to Obama.

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    victorintelr , November 7, 2012 4:44 PM
    What, don't tell me it takes to be the president of the United States of America to beat Justin Beiber. What has this world become!?
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    djscribbles , November 7, 2012 5:24 PM
    I'd simply like to point out that that picture clearly wasn't taken at 11:15PM :p 
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    LightningStryk17 , November 7, 2012 7:33 PM
    JOSHSKORNBecause We The People of the United States of America are just that awesome.


    you misspelled "stupid".
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    wemakeourfuture , November 7, 2012 4:38 PM
    Four more years!
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    COLGeek , November 7, 2012 4:40 PM
    The President and his campaign have truly adapted to campaigning in the 21st century. Geek on, Mr. President!!!
  • 23 Hide
    victorintelr , November 7, 2012 4:44 PM
    What, don't tell me it takes to be the president of the United States of America to beat Justin Beiber. What has this world become!?
  • 8 Hide
    chewy1963 , November 7, 2012 4:45 PM
    Yay! Four more years!!!! Oh wait... I didn't like the last four years.
  • 3 Hide
    slabbo , November 7, 2012 4:56 PM
    "So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause...and retweets.
  • 16 Hide
    djscribbles , November 7, 2012 5:24 PM
    I'd simply like to point out that that picture clearly wasn't taken at 11:15PM :p 
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    JOSHSKORN , November 7, 2012 5:26 PM
    victorintelrWhat, don't tell me it takes to be the president of the United States of America to beat Justin Beiber. What has this world become!?

    Because We The People of the United States of America are just that awesome.
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    koga73 , November 7, 2012 5:40 PM
    our great country has now been destroyed. good job.
    i don't see how we can survive another four years of his policies/
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    deadlockedworld , November 7, 2012 6:15 PM
    koga73our great country has now been destroyed. good job.i don't see how we can survive another four years of his policies/


    I'll survive just fine. Sorry if you don't fit in the global economy. Maybe go back to school?
  • 14 Hide
    cronik93 , November 7, 2012 6:40 PM
    I cringe at the sight of people talking about politics on this website...

    It's almost like reading YouTube comments.
  • 5 Hide
    jupiter optimus maximus , November 7, 2012 6:58 PM
    cronik93I cringe at the sight of people talking about politics on this website...It's almost like reading YouTube comments.

    I agree that any politics should be out of this site (especially donkey vs elephant), but i leave an exception on the day after a presidential/midterm election, major significant national event and any law being passed by congress that affects our right to use technology.
  • 8 Hide
    greenrider02 , November 7, 2012 7:02 PM
    adfjakStupid people elect a moron to further ruin the country. Gd monkey.


    Racist much?
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 7:25 PM
    Jace... then just die because the world changes as do laws. No one cares about Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin didn't own a nuclear weapon. Rights this and rights that. The right to kill millions of Native Americans/Indians was a right (Manifest Destiny) and enslaving human beings. Jim Crow laws were a right. The world of the 13 colonies is not the world of today. It took weeks to get boats across the Atlantic back in the day. A missile can get there in just over an hour. Planes do it in less than 6. We have 300 million people now... not 30 million people. We learn as we grow. We know the earth isn't the center of the Universe nor even the solar system. We, as a society, move fOrward. You can stay backward and just end it now.
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    slabbo , November 7, 2012 7:32 PM
    So, who was it that won the election? Was it Kang or Kodos?
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    LightningStryk17 , November 7, 2012 7:33 PM
    JOSHSKORNBecause We The People of the United States of America are just that awesome.


    you misspelled "stupid".
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    littleleo , November 7, 2012 8:30 PM
    If we could just get the GOP out of power in the house we have a chance for a great future they are the anchor around the neck of America.
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 8:35 PM
    PleaseDudePlease you represent everything that is wrong the society today. "The past doesn't matter, only the future" and "the words of men long dead have no place in the modern world" are the words of the blind racing towards their own destruction. Listen to your elders. They have much wisdom. You need to grow up a little and start reading history.
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    Kami3k , November 7, 2012 9:06 PM
    adfjakStupid people elect a moron to further ruin the country. Gd monkey.


    Go light a cross on fire and accidentally torch yourself.
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    Andy Chow , November 7, 2012 9:30 PM
    Mitt Romney's drunken tweets needed!
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