November 08, 2012
Broad support gets Obama second term
The re-election of Barack Obama as president of the United States is being welcomed as a victory for those with a vision of a more inclusive society.
Maori broadcaster Potaka Maipi, who is in North America on a study trip with the Tainui Endowed College's Master of Business Administration course, was with indigenous Obama supporters in California watching the results come in.
He says President Obama showed his broad appeal.
"He appealed to not only the black vote. He appealed to the female vote. He won the Latino, the Jewish, the Native American vote. He also won the youth vote and he appealed to the wide sections of America where as Mitt Romney only appealed to the rich, the white male and the elderly," Mr Maipi says.
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