Obama won because of character assassination tactics used constantly by the mainstream media. Media has control of our elections now. They purposely painted Romney as out of touch with middle class America leaving people with no confidence in voting for him. His words were constantly twisted. For example that 47% line was so grotesquely used out of context. Romney was talking about the same reason Obama wouldn't waste campaign money in Texas because he knows no matter how hard he campaigns there he doesn't have a shot at winning that state. Yet the media twisted it and made it sound like he simply doesn't care about those people. Fair objective reporting has went by the wayside. All the major news networks all come from liberal NYC.