The popular vote may indicate that the United States is split almost down the middle in their political choice for President, but make no mistake; Obama kicked Mitt Romney’s butt in the only count that matters, which of course is the Electoral College.
I’m eating second helpings of crow for declaring that Romney would end the evening with the Presidency and 315 Electoral Votes.
I was only off by 112.
The Republican Party couldn’t shake off the stereotype of being the Political Party composed primarily of older white men with money, who wish to keep a ban on Gay Marriage, make all Abortions illegal, restrict Birth Control to Poor People, and to send all Illegal’s back to their country of origin.
Several in the Republican Party helped reinforce those false stereotypes
Furthermore; Mitt Romney’s handlers were unable to paint over the mural that many pictured in their minds of the executive looking rich white “One Percenter” who sided with large business and who was never really in touch with the average American citizen.
Finally, it has to be said that Obama’s team fought hard and was able to get their message out, even with an uninspired four-year track record featuring an ocean of Debt, an Unemployment Rate close to 8 percent, and a potential scandal involving Libya.
The demographics in this country are changing and The Republican Party along with me ignorantly believed that the social issues were merely an inconvenience rather than being the overriding theme in this election.
I was wrong, the Romney team was wrong, and day one of the four-year hangover begins.
The 800 pound gorilla in the room is still Congress who has preciously little time to hammer out an economical agreement prior to January 1, when all of the extra taxes and spending cuts kick in.
Hurricane Sandy was a nightmare; but another Political Storm is set to arrive on New Years Day and carry with it equally devastating financial consequences.
It will be up to President Obama to step up, be a leader, and whip Congress into shape.
No rest for the weary.