Win or lose, are you glad the election is over?
November 7, 2012By Eric Walter
Barack Obama is your president for another four years. Now what?
It's a day of celebration for some, introspection for others. Americans are thrilled, and Americans are bitterly disappointed. Some will call it a bright new day and praise the wisdom of the electorate. Some will despair for the future and
Indeed, to paraphrase, it is the best of times, the worst of times — the age of wisdom, the age of foolishness.
So, what are you expecting in the next four years for the issues at stake: immigration, decefit reduction, health care reform, campaign finance rules, gay rights?
Whatever the reaction, the election of 2012 is over, and maybe that's the best news. With a nation divided so closely between Democrat and Republican, that alone is an accomplishment, no matter the outcome.
Slice the American people into whatever percentages you want — 1 percent vs. 99 percent, 47 percent vs. 53 percent — Barack Obama is president of all of us. How would you put him to work?