2012 Election Obama Victory Speech Video, Transcript – Calls for Charity, Duty, Unity

November 7, 2012 at 12:59am

Barack Obama speech during the 2012 Presidential Election campaign

Barack Obama delivering his 2012 speech. ©ljlphotography

The 2012 Presidential Election has come to a close. Last night, President Obama delivered a powerful victory speech with some memorable lines, and beyond the usual thanks and personal stories from his campaigning, he had a call to action to the entire country. Text highlights from Barack Obama’s victory speech transcript (video below):

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.

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, so that 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.


In times of economic hardship or natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, Obama reminds us all in his 2012 victory speech that regardless of the current policies, president, or politicians, we can all make a critical difference. At GreatNonprofits, we believe one of the most significant ways to make such a difference in your community or country is through volunteering or making a donation to further a cause or concern of a well-performing nonprofit or charity.

We can all honor the “obligations to one another” with a renewed focus on charity and duty. There’s no better time to start than now. Find a well-reviewed cause or nonprofit organization to get behind today. We’ll be right there with you.

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