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Watch: Newly Re-Elected President Obama's Victory Speech from Chicago; Nate Silver's Amazon Rankings

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 7, 2012 at 1:05PM

Election night's Barack Obama victory tweet "four more years" has become the most popular tweet of all time. The photo of the president hugging Michelle Obama was taken months ago in Iowa.
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Michelle and Barack Obama

Election night's Barack Obama victory tweet "four more years" has become the most popular tweet of all time. The photo of the president hugging Michelle Obama was taken months ago in Iowa.

Needless to say, NYT FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver came out smelling sweet after his polling averages proved truly predictive. Since he called almost every race correctly, his new book "The Signal and the Noise has shot up from No. 15 at Amazon to No. 3. among all books.

While MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was on point all night--including one brilliant rant against Republican stat-wrangling--ABC anchor Diane Sawyer did not fare so well.

In case you missed it or want to watch it again, here's the newly re-elected President Obama's victory speech from Chicago late Tuesday. Of his next term in office, the president said: "I've never been more hopeful about our future, about America... What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse country on earth."


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.