Re-elected Obama thanks voters, promises better days ahead

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 1:22 a.m. CST; updated 6:55 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.