Obama: 'We have picked ourselves up,' fought back
CHICAGO (AP) - A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and declaring that the "best is yet to come".
Mr Obama offered a call for reconciliation after a divisive election, but he also defended the freewheeling nature of politics and said big decisions "necessarily stir up passions".
Mr Obama said he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together and said he was willing to work with leaders of both parties to tackle upcoming challenges. Of his contest with Mr Romney, he said they may have "battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply".
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