Congratulations President Obama
A bit of a shock, but not entirely unexpected. Congratulations are due the Democratic party and President-Elect Obama. In what appears to be a clear mandate for 'change', here's hoping we see that 'post partisan' spirit we've heard so much about. I'd also like my tax cut as soon as possible, if not sooner.
For those that are disheartened by the direction our country appears to have taken, don't be. Things change every two years, so focus on coming up with substantive ideas for fixing the real problems of this country: tax inequality, bankrupt pension systems (most notable social security), ever-expanding government with emphasis on decreased efficiency (requires hiring of more people). These are the fundamental problems we must address going forward if we are to navigate the difficult economic and social pitfalls that lie ahead. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Start using that intellect for something besides tearing others down and we can push forward an agenda that doesn't merely take back power, but actually rebuilds the country into the dominant country the rest of the world still envisions it as.