In a city full of politicians, Tuesdayâ€™s U.S. election was the talk of the town. Hereâ€™s
how Ottawa watched Barack Obamaâ€™s re-election play out.
The U.S. ambassador takes a stand
At the Chateau Laurier, U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson hosted an â€œelection night viewing party,â€� where invited guests could cast a ballot and have their picture taken standing between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The ambassador, who has said he serves â€œat the pleasure of the presidentâ€� and must remain neutral told reporters all week that he was going to go home and watch the results in his pyjamas as soon as polls closed. However, at one point during the night he let slip that he hoped the American people would allow Mr. Obama and him â€“ to keep their jobs.