Obamas Republican rival was the business millionaire, and ex Mormon missionary, Mitt Romney. It was expected to be close. It wasnt.Romneys business past proved to be a liability rather than an asset. Obamas team painted him as part of the elite that had put the country into decline and then profited from the recession. Then there were further questions over Romneys tax returns. And Romney was further damaged when it was alleged that hed been connected to the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign countries. And whereas Obama sought to unite, Romney was revealed to believe in divisions with his comments that he believed nearly half the country were dependent on state aid.
In November 2012, Obama again won.