Capturing critical swing states such as Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, the Republican challenger received enough electoral votes to ascend to the highest office in America. Analysts say Romney ran an energetic, positive campaign despite repeated distractions from his party in the last year. "I'm glad he stayed focused on the task at hand," said Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly on November 7th. Mr. O'Reilly added that he has been a vigilant supporter of Mr. Romney's presidential bid since 2007. "I think we can all take a deep breath now," he continued, "knowing that America's future is safe."