Mass euphoria washed over McCormick Place Tuesday night as it was predicted that President Barack Obama will be elected to another four years as president of the United States.
The result came surprisingly early in what was expected to be a nail-biter of an Election Night, probable to go into overtime. Supporters waved flags, sang and danced as the results of the night rolled in.
The excitement over Obama's reelection was quickly tempered by the realization that he again is likely to face a Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Pundits have long said Obama would have to find a way to work with Republicans.
However, it was also predicted that Democrats would again take the U.S. Senate.