Barack Obama Re-Elected President of the United States: Country Stars React
Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States on Tuesday (Nov. 6) following a heated battle with Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio. Within minutes of learning the news, country music's top stars were celebrating, congratulating, complaining or simply making jokes about the 2012 election results. Like much of the nation, Nashville's best are split politically.
Sara Evans was perhaps the most vocal, tweeting her displeasure with how the results were coming in before the election was called for President Obama. Others who supported Romney did a better job of keeping their chin up. Charlie Daniels vowed the fight would go on, while Obama supporters like Chely Wright and Billy Ray Cyrus raised a hand to fist bump followers on Twitter.
2012 Presidential Election Tweets:
I just hope,4 yrs from now,they find a way to campaign without spending roughly 5 BILLION $! That money could help a lot of kids.Just sayin.
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) November 7, 2012
I am completely in shock right now! This SUCKS!Where is this country heading? We might as well prepare for a million trillion $ in debt!
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) November 7, 2012
Good remarks by Mitt Romney.I feel for their family. They worked hard.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) November 7, 2012
Congratulations Mr President !Congratulations America ...the process worked ...and freedom rings. yfrog.com/odgplgjqj
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) November 7, 2012
Today is a day of new beginnings and if you can't get what you want,take what you can get and make what you want out of it.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 7, 2012
First time I nodded my head in agreement with Romney was during his concession speech.
— Jaron Lowenstein ® (@JaronLowe) November 7, 2012
It would be awesome to see the crowd reaction if they started blasting some good ol country music at the Obama celebration.. Come on DJ!!!
— Chuck Wicks (@chuckwicksmusic) November 7, 2012
Marijuana prohibition is a failure. Billions are spent incarcerating people for simple possession of a drug less harmful than alcohol.
— James Otto (@jamesotto) November 7, 2012
RT @blakeshelton: Wow!!! I cant believe how big The Voice has gotten... Every single news channel is talking about people voting!!!!
— Reba McEntire (@reba) November 7, 2012