Barack Obama’s ‘Four More Years’ Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted In History

Barack Obama entered the history books in more ways than one on Tuesday night. As well as the small matter of, y’know, winning a second term in the White House, the re-elected president tweeted the most popular tweet in history.

After media confirmed Obama’s victory in Ohio, the president (or, okay, his campaign team) celebrated by tweeting a shot of himself and wife Michelle Obama in a warm embrace. The text to go with the photo? “Four more years.”

Within hours, the fourteen-character tweet and photo had become the most popular tweet of all time as gauged by retweets. At the time of writing, the tweet has been retweeted a whopping 538,000 times, a number that continues to rise by the minute. It’s also been marked as a favorite by more than 180,000 users.

Another tweet, sent from Obama’s account slightly earlier, came a close second with 225,000 retweets. Thanking his supporters, the president wrote, “This happened because of you. Thank you.”

A third tweet written by Obama himself (as indicated by the “-bo” signature) registered 145,000 retweets and read, “We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo”

Media Bistro’s All Twitter blog compiled the most popular tweets ever back in September. Justin Bieber was the eventual winner, notching up roughly 224,000 retweets for this missive.

However, President Obama’s victory tweet has thoroughly thrashed that record. Here are Obama’s wildly popular top three tweets, beginning with the new record-holder: