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오바마, 재선 성공… “Forward”
미국 대선 선거인단 수는 538명
오바마 332명 확보, 롬비 206명 
더부천 기사입력 2012-11-07 13:22 l 부천의 참언론- The부천 storm@thebucheon.com 조회 10763


재선에 성공한 버락 오바마 미국 대통령 | 사진= CNN 캡처

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<종합> 버락 오바마 미국 대통령이 재선에 성공했다.

오바마 대통령은 6일(현지시간) 치러진 대선에서 재선에 필요한 선거인단 과반수(270명) 이상을 확보해 경쟁자인 밋 롬니 공화당 후보를 눌렀다.

4년전 미국 역사상 최초의 흑인 대통령(43대)이 됐던 오바마 대통령이 재선 고지에 성공, 제44대 대통령에 올라 새로운 역사를 쓰게 됐다.

재선이 사실상 확정된 뒤 오바마 대통령은 6일 새벽 1시15분께 자신의 트위터(@Barack Obama)를 통해 “우리는 모두 하나가 됐다. 그것이 우리가 선거운동을 한 방식이었고 그게 바로 우리다. 감사하다(We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you. -bo)”고 당선 소감을 밝혔다.

“Forward(앞으로)”는 이번 대선 기간 오바마 대통령이 내건 선거 슬로건이다.

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오바마 대톨령이 이번 대선에서 확보한 선거인단 수는 9일 오후 6시 현재(한국시간) 총 538명 중 332명이고, 롬니는 206명에 그쳤다.

이번 미국 대선의 전국 투표율은 2008년 대선(62.3%)보다 5%p 가량 하락한 57.5%였다.

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2012 미국 대선에서 재선에 성공한 버락 오바마 대통령은 7일 새백(현지시간) 시카고 맥코믹플레이스 컨벤션 센터에서 당선 연설을 했다.

오바마 대통령은 “완전한 미국을 만들기 위한 노력은 계속될 것이며, 여러분 덕분에 계속해서 앞으로 전진할 것”이라고 말문을 연 뒤 “최고의 순간은 아직 오지 않았다(The best is yet to come). 일어설 때도, 넘어질 때도 함께 해달라”고 말했다.

그는 “여러분들이 오바마 싸인을 들고 응원했던, 롬니의 싸인을 들었던, 중요한 것은 여러분의 목소리를 냈다는 것”이라며 연설 전에 밋 롬니 공화당 후보와 통화를 한 사실을 언급하며 “훌륭하게 싸워준 롬니와 러닝메이트 폴 라이언에게도 감사의 인사를 전하고 싶다”고 말했다.

그는 “우리가 격렬하게 싸웠을지 모르지만 이는 모두 이 나라에 대한 애정이 너무나 깊고 미래를 염려하기 때문”이라며 “롬니와 마주 앉아 이 나라를 진전시키기 위해 함께 협력할 수 있는 방안에 대해 논의하게 되기를 바란다”고 했다.

오바마 대통령은 조 바이든 부통령에 대해서도 “한 사람이 바랄 수 있는 최고의 부통령”이라며 추켜세웠고, 부인 미셸 오바마에 대해서도 “20년 전 나와 결혼하기로 허락해준 미셸 (오바마가) 없이는 오늘의 나도 없었을 것”이라며 고마움을 전했으며, 두 딸들에게는 “강아지는 한 마리면 충분하다”며 농담을 던졌다.

그는 “오늘 여러분들은 정치(politics)가 아닌 행동(action)을 위해 투표했고, 내가 아닌 여러분의 일자리에 주력해 달라고 나를 뽑았다”면서 “앞으로 수주 또는 수개월 내에 양 정당의 지도자들과 만나 우리가 직면한 문제들에 대한 해결책을 찾을 수 있게 되기를 바란다”고 말했다.

그는 “우리는 일부 전문가들의 생각처럼 부정적이지도, 분열돼 있지도 않으며, 공화당과 민주당 지지 여부와 상관없이 모든 주가 협력하겠다. 우리는 지금도, 앞으로도 미합중국으로 남을 것”이라며 “여러분의 도움과 신의 은총으로 우리의 여정을 계속해 나가고, 전세계에 왜 미국이 지구상 가장 강한 나라인지를 계속해서 보여주자”며 연설을 마쳤다.

다음은 오바마 대통령의 연설 영어 전문.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.

(Appause)

It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

(Appause)

Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.

(Appause)

I want to thank every American who participated in this election…

(Appause)

… whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.

(Appause)

By the way, we have to fix that.

(Appause)

Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone…

(Appause)

… Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.

I just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign.

(Appause)

We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future.

From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.

(Appause)

In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.

(Appause)

I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America's happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.

(Appause)

And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.

(Appause)

Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more.

I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady.

(Appause)

Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you're growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom.

(Appause)

And I'm so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog's probably enough.

(Laughter)

To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics…

(Appause)

The best. The best ever. Some of you were new this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.

(Appause)

But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president.

Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.

(Appause)

You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you've done and all the incredible work that you put in.

(Appause)

I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests.

But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you'll discover something else.

You'll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who's working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.

(Appause)

You'll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who's going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.

(Appause)

You'll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.

(Appause)

That's why we do this. That's what politics can be. That's why elections matter. It's not small, it's big. It's important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated.

We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.

That won't change after tonight, and it shouldn't. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.

We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

(Appause)

But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America's future.

We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers.

(Appause)

A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.

We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

(Appause)

We want to pass on a country that's safe and respected and admired around the world, a nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this - this world has ever known.

(Appause)

But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war, to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being.

We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant's daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.

(Appause)

To the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner.

(Appause)

To the furniture worker's child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president- that's the future we hope for. That's the vision we share. That's where we need to go- forward.

(Appause)

That's where we need to go. Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It's not always a straight line. It's not always a smooth path.

By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward.

But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.

(Appause)

And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.

(Appause)

Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.

(Appause)

You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together.

Reducing our deficit. Reforming our tax code. Fixing our immigration system. Freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We've got more work to do.

(Appause)

But that doesn't mean your work is done. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America's never been about what can be done for us.

It's about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That's the principle we were founded on.

(Appause)

This country has more wealth than any nation, but that's not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that's not what makes us strong.

Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that's not what keeps the world coming to our shores.

What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth.

The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations.

The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That's what makes America great.

(Appause)

I am hopeful tonight because I've seen the spirit at work in America.

I've seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

I've seen it in the soldiers who reenlist after losing a limb and in those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.

(Appause)

I've seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

(Appause)

And I saw just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.

(Appause)

I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father's story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.

And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That's who we are. That's the country I'm so proud to lead as your president.

(Appause)

And tonight, despite all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I've never been more hopeful about our future.

(Appause)

I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope.

I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path.

I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

(Appause)

America, 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.

(Appause)

I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.

We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.

(Appause)

And together with your help and God's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.

Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.

(Appause)


사진은 오바마 대통령이 6일 새벽 1시16분께 자신의 트위터에 ‘Four more years(4년 더)’라는 멘션과 함께 올린 부인 미셀 오바마와 포옹하는 사진.


미국 CNN방송 홈페이지 캡처 화면

<속보> CNN 방송은 7일 오후 1시20분(한국시간)께 미국 대통령 선거에서 민주당 버락 오바마 대통령이 선거인단 274명을 확보해 201명을 확보한 공화당 밋 롬니 후보를 누르고 재선에 성공했다고 긴급 뉴스를 내보냈다.

버락 오바마 미국 대통령은 4년전 미국 역사상 최초의 흑인 대통령으로 당선된데 이어, 재선에 성공해 새로운 역사를 쓰게 됐다.

CNN 방송 등 미국 현지 언론들은 현지시간으로 6일 오후 11시20분(한국시간 7일 오후 1시20분)께 오바마 대통령의 당선을 일제히 보도했다.

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