The people have spoken : by a vote of 303 to Romney’s 206 electoral votes, Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected for another four years, and with almost a margin of a million votes.
Sadly, however, the vote was along racial lines, with a majority of whites voting for flip-flopping Romney. The Hispaniic vote went to Obama, with a whopping 71%. As a block, they have become a voice to reckon with.
Clearly, the voters rejected the Republican message: those who have shall get more, and the rest of us fend for ourselves. Until the GOP becomes inclusive, reaches out to more than white men, they will become irrelevant in an ever racially changing America. The Republican stance on women issues is as old as time, and this cannot continue. This is 2012.
Democracy, however suffered a black eye. The amount of money spent on this election by both parties, $2.2 billion, is simply obscene and does not speak well about the state of democracy in America. The “for sale” sign must come down, for this is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind.
In a second term the President has a free hand to craft his own policies. He can govern by decree to push through policies that are close and dear to his heart. It remains to be seen if we will see a different Obama, especially on matters affecting Africa. The past four years have been disappointing. May be his African roots will kick in. Time will tell.