It’s Finally Over! (The election I mean) . . .
By Helen ~ November 7, 2012
Not sure if you’re like me, but man oh man, I’m thrilled to have all this election stuff behind us. President Obama is in for another term, winning handily in electoral votes and also winning the popular vote. (I know there are some who will try to claim that it doesn’t count because it’s a relatively modest margin; but I say get over it, it’s by well over two million, it’s a clear win and no one can say ‘he won the electoral college but not the majority vote of the people.)
I thought that Mitt Romney gave a gracious and elegant concession speech; it was classy if you ask me. I suspect he is a good man, though he certainly had to compromise himself this whole campaign, and I honestly could not tell what he believed because he changed his views so often. The Republican Party is so fragmented right now, I can see why his advisors thought he had to do that: the Tea Party followers do NOT resonate with what moderate Republicans believe for example, and so on. Bottom line was that candidate Romney changed his stance so often that it made a lot of people distrust him, which ultimately contributed to him losing the election.
But that’s all water under the bridge now isn’t it? We now know who our President is going to be for the next four years, and that in itself is a relief. The scary part is what happens now though. If the House can just somehow come to a place where they agree to truly govern, rather than stonewall for the sake of preventing Obama from ‘succeeding’, we’ll be in business. The operative word? Cooperation. Finding common ground and goals. Reaching across the aisle and honestly exploring what compromises can be reached in the interest of the American public. Its tricky stuff though because, as we all know, these representatives are also trying to please the voters who put them in office.
Yikes. Politics. It’s a complicated business to be sure. I have high hopes though this time around.
Cross your fingers.