|US embassy in UK. Election Night|
This time I was incognito, because on the last occasion, when people discovered that I was a Cuban from Cuba, they immediately ran away. At one point, I thought that I had some disease.
Despite the music, canapes and drinks I could feel the tension everywhere. People were quiet and talking nervously, at the TV screens displayed all over the building.
I am sure that for Obama the last four years have been a challenge to kick-start a system that was in bad shape.
|Four more years.|
From the beginning of the election campaign, I, personally, disliked Mitt Romney’s declarations about immigration, the right to abortion and the necessity of a stronger America in international policy. For those reasons, I was supporting Obama's possible victory with all my heart.
|Almost all night neck to neck.|
I think that Romney's main mistake was that he disregarded the growing power of the minorities: Latins, blacks, young people and women.
Although he won the first debate on TV, he was unable to repeat the Denver triumph in the following two contests and was forced to take a step back from campaigning just a week before election day when Storm Sandy hit the US East Coast.
At 3:00 am we left the Embassy, with both candidates still neck to neck in the race for the presidency; at 6:00am, I was one of the happiest men on earth after listening to Obama's victory speech on the BBC website.
“While the road has been hard, while the journey has been long … we know in our hearts, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama told supporters in Chicago early on Wednesday.
|Obama's supporters celebrating|