November 7, 2012
From Election Night 2012: Reactions in Photos, one of 41 photos. President Barack Obama at the election night party at McCormick Place in Chicago, on November 7, 2012. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in both the electoral vote and the popular vote. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

From Election Night 2012: Reactions in Photos, one of 41 photos. President Barack Obama at the election night party at McCormick Place in Chicago, on November 7, 2012. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in both the electoral vote and the popular vote. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

November 6, 2012
From Campaign 2012: The Story in Photos, one of 50 photos. The choice. At left, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, listens to a question from a reporter in Livonia, Michigan, on February 28, 2012. At right, President Barack Obama speaks as a tear streams down his face, at his final campaign stop, on November 5, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Carolyn Kaster)

From Campaign 2012: The Story in Photos, one of 50 photos. The choice. At left, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, listens to a question from a reporter in Livonia, Michigan, on February 28, 2012. At right, President Barack Obama speaks as a tear streams down his face, at his final campaign stop, on November 5, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Carolyn Kaster)