Obama, elections and governance!

Barack Obama wins again. But they say the president’s re-election is a portrait of division — men voted differently than women, white than black and Hispanic, young differently than old, urban America supporting a different candidate than rural portions of the United States. So is any election? The man consistently stood for his principles, did not flip-flop, did not talk differently behind closed doors, reduced anti American feelings in the Muslim world, countered terrorism with responsibility. He governed in a way where  even corporates could follow such principles. He did not tell the whole truth, nor did he lie outright? But he ran the campaign in a businesslike manner. 

His acceptance speech is consistent with the way the man tried to govern despite the partisan divide in Congress, with Republicans in the House majority while Democrats in control of the Senate. He said, “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back,”  in his victory speech in Chicago. “We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.” Also, Obama said to his opponent, “We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply, and we care so strongly about its future,” .

Romney said he will label the chinese as currency manipulators, take action on Syria and stop Iran. These were good for debates but he couldn’t have done these so easily, unless he was living in the past! He called 47% of Americans ” who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”. Credit to the American people, despite the narrow margin, for recognizing that people in power need to say what they mean and mean what they say. 

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