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Obama wins re-election: Your reaction
Obama Wins, But Country, Government Still Deeply Divided
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
Unexpectedly, the national vote for president was wrapped up early tonight as President Barack Obama won re-election for another 4-year term.
Although the President won, what he did not win was a mandate. The country from the vote totals still coming in show that the nation's voters are nearly divided in half. As I do this report, the challenger Republican Mitt Romney is currently leading in the popular vote while the President is winning, has won the Electoral College.
In Congress, little has changed. Republicans have retained control of the House of Representatives and the Democrats are keeping the Senate. Nothing has changed, but some of the faces.
The question becomes whether either side will be willing to try and find common ground for the good of the nation?
Will Republicans move toward the center especially after seeing some of their Tea Party candidates fall in the general election?
Will Democrats move toward the center when the nation has voted to keep government divided?
Will the President start talking to members of Congress and finding a solution to the economic morass in which we are still buried?
The nation has spoken. We must all respect the outcome as we have always done throughout most of our country's history. We must heal the wounds and remember we are all Americans.
With the fiscal cliff looming which may send the nation into a deep recession on January 1, 2013, will Congress and the President find a way to work together to solve the dilemma and turn the ship of state in a different direction?
Or will both sides once more play chicken and take the nation to the brink?
The election is over. It is time to take off the partisan hats and get down to business. Now is not the time to bull up and stand in a corner holding one's breath. Now is the time to put aside the politics and do what is right by the people.
From the Cornfield, I congratulate the President on his re-election. Now, Mr. President lead for all Americans.