The best case scenario last night was a definitive result. And we got that. The side show of the election has come to a close with the existing administration and power balance continuing. At least there will be no further time lost recounting ballots for months, or waiting for a magical change in January. Now it is immediately back to the hard work of some very sober numbers. Everyone will have to give to get–all sides. And although I was profoundly disappointed with Obama’s status quo maintenance of the “financial complex” in his first term, I am prepared to harbor some small hope that in a second and final term–one without chance of re-election–he may finally go to the wall on some of the change he promised 4 years ago. Perhaps the Republicans will also find some humility and much needed vision growth in this second defeat. One can hope. And given the alternatives, I say to hell with darkness. Onward.
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