Actually, I think America made the right choice. Not because Obama is so good, but the whole administrative changes that will happen.
Many of his ideas and motions (right or wrong) were either crushed or put on the back burner. Main reason, even though he got no cooperation from Republicans, he also had to watch his Ps & Qs with the Democrats because he wanted to ensure his being the nominee for 2012.
Now, that he has accomplished that and been re-elected, I think we will see a significant amount of issues being addressed and many resolved in the next 4 years. Here is why.
Obama is arrogant enough and ambitious enough that just being the first black president isn't near what his goals actually are. He wants to go down in history as the most influential, powerful, game-changing president in U.S. history; but not because he's black. He doesn't even want race in the equation. To him, that's trivial. With knowing his personality now, as a lame duck president, he will only have one speed. Fast.
Now, he can accomplish much of his agenda because he can achieve much more by working with ALL members of Congress. He can freely reach across party lines without the constraints of the Democratic party because there are no more future nominations for him to worry about or hung over his head. I believe, for all intents and purposes, Obama will no longer be a Democrat or become a Republican. He will now be an Independent. It's all about him.
I truly believe he is thinking," OK, Here's my one chance to make a gigantic mark in history, and I will. I can work with all that will cooperate or compromise, and if I make the rest mad, I don't really care." He's in it for him now. His ego is tremendous and in the process of him trying to satisfy that, I think we all will benefit.
I truly believe that mark he wants to make in history is a positive one. He wants future nominees to want his endorsement and advice. He wants to be remembered in the way we look at Clinton and Reagan, not Carter and Ford.
He is our leader again, like it or not. If you want to work against him, you'll understand why in 4 years, nothing is accomplished. So don't whine. We can all work together and get out of the rut we are in. We have all contributed to that rut in some way. It's going to take us all to get out of it. Not just one man.
GOOD LUCK, BARACK OBAMA!!!!! GOD BLESS!