I figured the President would be so elated at his resounding victory on Tuesday, that he would have pronounced the "Big Bird is Safe!" or at least that he saved a few jobs at PBS, in addition to those on Team Obama. The election was the most expensive in history with Billions of Dollars spent on everything from advertising to polling to poll follow up with voters. This time the Democrats had the organization and the Republicans just threw around millions to elect a RHINO. Post Mortems aside, the next task is to bring the nation together and perhaps Mr. Boehner as gotten the message; "Congress Needs to Stop the Gridlock." Our nation is too great to be pushed into another recession by the trunk of the GOP elephant. We have seen American Companies earn billions with names like, Apple, Google, and Amazon. American consumers are anxious this holiday season as they want to spend, but are holding back because Congress just hasn't done its job.
So what can we learn from an election in which a President with high unemployment and high deficits, defeats a millionaire CEO? Perhaps it was the votes of the economically disenfranchised, minority voters, and women who did not want to go back into the 20th century. Moreover, a candidate for Leader of The Free World has to be humble and has to park his ego at the door of the people's house. Romney and Ryan were just a bit too arrogant, too confident, and too complacent to understand the new America, one that still has hopes, one that still has ambition, and one that really does not want to depend on government assistance. We are a nation in transition, an older nation as 'baby boomers' are reaching retirement, with accounts that have been depleted by the 2008 Recession. We have to realize that we are all Americans working for a common good and for the hope and prosperity that is America. We are a people who thrive on being the greatest. We have a unique credo of accomplishments and leadership in world history. Will the President have all the answers the next 4 years? I think the President has seen the light and has great thoughts about his legacy. Let's hope that legacy includes a nation that recovers from the greatest loss of wealth in history and achieves the best. The voters have spoken and I hope all of those who battled for their seats in Congress will truly battle for all Americans.