This tweet, from @BarackObama, was sent about 30 minutes ago:
In that span of time, it became the most retweeted tweet of all time. In that span of time, the note-image combo was retweeted -- as of this writing -- 298,318 times.
Not only that, but another Obama victory tweet garnered 167,939 retweets tonight in the space of just under 40 minutes:
This happened because of you. Thank you.-- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
Which means that President Obama gained another victory tonight: Not only did he retain the presidency, but he outsted none other than ... Justin Bieber. The singer -- before tonight -- held the record for the most retweeted tweet, at (as of this writing) 223,376 retweets:
RIP Avalanna. i love you-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 26, 2012
The president also ousted Green Bay Packers offensive linesman T.J. Lang (98,688 retweets):
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.-- TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
... and Floyd Mayweather (89,055 retweets):
Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.-- Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 10, 2012
We're not waiting for the others to concede. Barack Obama is the clear Twitter winner. Obviously, this is the victory the president will be savoring most tonight.