I think it will make me as Captain Obvious as Wolf Blitzer was last night calling Vermont for Obama to say I am disappointed. And I considered a lot of things about which to write, including nothing at all.
I'm not going to dissect the Republican loss, plenty of others have if you want to read that. What I will do is write about what I am hoping.
I would love for the President to move to the center and form a coalition that was serious about cutting spending and reducing the deficit. That he would reform our disastrous and punitive tax code. That he would work with both sides to fix Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Were Obama to make a serious attempt at those things, I think he would win (grudging perhaps) support from the right. [Please note: serious attempt does not mean just raise taxes on the "rich."]
These are issues I think everyone, across the political spectrum, can agree need to be addressed.
So which path is it? We have taxmageddon, sequestration, and the debt ceiling all coming up in January. Neither side can win with the branches divided by staying far right or far left. Compromise or more gridlock?
For all you dispirited Conservatives out there, I'll leave you with a tweet I saw this morning.