Eva Longoria was “in tears” last night after President Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney.
Longoria, who stumped for President Obama during the 2012 Presidential campaign, told Good Morning America:
“I was in tears, first of all. I thought it would be a longer night. We were prepared. … I was so excited because we did work very hard for the campaign, but it just shows that the middle class won. Super PACs didn’t get to buy the election. They didn’t get to buy America.”
Longoria sent out a photo of herself in tears after it was announced that Obama won the election. It’s a group photo so its hard to see if Longoria is actually crying tears of joy, but the former Desperate Housewives star wrote:
“Me and my friends celebrating! I’m on tears! Moving the country forward!!! Obama!!!”
Several people have credited Obama’s victory to the minority vote. Latino voters, as well as black voters and LGBT voters, turned out in huge numbers for the president this year just like they did in 2008.
“It was a huge night for a lot of people. For women …A huge night for the LGBT [community] that showed up for the president. And of course it was a huge night for Latinos, and I was very happy to be a part of that.”
Longoria was thrilled to see Obama re-elected but insisted that the battle wasn’t over. The Real Housewives star said that the important thing now was to end the gridlock in Washington.
“It is time to shape the peace here in this country and to move forward, to end the gridlock that we’ve been seeing in Congress. I love what he said last night, ‘It’s not what can be done for us, but by us,’ you know, referencing JFK. I think this is the time…. Hopefully these partisan politics will end and [Obama] will be able to get more things done that he needs to get done.”
Are you happy that Obama won the election? Did you cry (tears of joy or sadness) last night?
Amazing speech by @barackobama re-elected for his 2nd term! America is and can be united for the greater good of all Americans!
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) November 7, 2012