Obama Victory Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted of All Time
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.