It is one political science experts will be talking about for years to come.
Dr. Michael Federici, Mercyhurst Univeristy political science professor, says it wasn't a surprise Obama defeated Mitt Romney.
The polls and early numbers predicted that.
Federici says around Tuesday, he was just about certain Obama would be re-elected.
He says for Romney to win, there were three states to watch.
According to Federici, those were
During Romney's concession speech, Federici says he had a gracious attitude.
As for Obama's speech, he says he came across as if he knew he would be re-elected.
Federici says there will be two big issues that stand out from this election: the amount of money spent for the campaigns and how Obama's campaign was run on the ground in key states like