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Updated on November 8, 2012

.... and the meaning of politics? Togetherness.

Barack Obama has handed a crushing defeat to Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election; and there was weeping and gnashing of teeth in the Romney camp. The result was 303 electoral votes for him and 206 electoral votes for his opponent.

However, has he (Romney) learned anything at all from what he has put the country through, as a political candidate in the past several months, making windfall promises to the people of the United States, but the real truth was that he was packaging the old "trickle down economics" and presenting it (package) as something new.

They (people) saw it and vehemently rejected it, by going to the polling booths across the country, and sometimes standing in line for hours on end, and exercising their ... given right to demonstrate in a democratic fashion that there must be a better way, and that Obama was offering it, which was not a new fangled idea, but that prosperity could also be built from the bottom up; meaning that a strong middle class and dedicated working masses could create an economy that would benefit all Americans equally.

The one good thing that has come out of the experiences he has brought on himself through the campaign that has just come to an end was that, it did not take him too long to call President Barack Obama to concede to him and congratulate him on his victory; though his backers and surrogates, like Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer, who were shedding crocodile tears, and telling him (Romney) not to give in as yet, because the popular vote favored him.

He might have thought to himself that the people of the country have spoken, and that he must now listen, as anything else he would do would be futile, particularly, if he stewed himself in the dogma of his party, the Republican Party, whose leaders only believed in conservatism, and that change of any kind was detrimental to the country's future advancement.

Romney spoke elaborately during the campaign that he would "cross the aisle" and work with those who disagreed with him politically, in the interest of the nation; and though, he lost the election, the chance for him to do just that was now.

President Obama would be there and be open to his (Romney's) advice, if he was willing to give it freely, so that a better America would be realized and be a glaring example for the world.

In his victory speech, the president said of the people of this country that even with their ethnic diversities "we stand or fall together", and that there was work to be done to move forward and make progress as one people, no matter our differences.

That was not a philosophy only for a political party or organization to embrace; it was one that must be adopted by all citizens, so that, as one people, we could achieve greatness for our nation.

In other words, in spite of ideological differences, Americans could build a stronger and a more powerful society for themselves and their families in a world that longed for the values of freedom and liberty that formed the foundation of the U.S. Constitution from which the government derived its strength and endurance, for the country to be exceptional.

As he indicated in his speech, that with a unified spirit, a brighter future awaited the United States. The way forward for the people of the country would not be easy, but it would be able to overcome most of its difficulties, if they (people) would come together to find solutions to them.

"For the United States of America, the best is yet to come," the president said.

His victory was not an end, but a means to what the country could accomplish through unity and cooperation.

Mitt Romney should not retreat into one corner and sob "a sob of despair" all day for losing. His contribution to the country's progress would be appreciated.

Now that the negative campaign and the subsequent, tight election was over, it was not the battering that Obama was interested in; it was the friendship, Romney's friendship, to help build a greater tomorrow for the United States, together.


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    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      There is a funny story "The Mouse that Roared". And there is a triumphant story of who the winners were in the USA vs. Vietnam conflict. Perhaps winning is sometimes a wolf in sheep's clothing.

      No land that has been occupied by the USA is ever the same, that includes the USA.

      I would take a substantial influence upon over a victory if it did not have a substantial influence.


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