America voted, Obama won, but the narrow margin of victory spoke to all us saying we must unite, put aside our differences and come together to ensure America's strength economically and globally. After all the mudslinging and battery of abuse from both sides, the President and Governor Romney made it clear that change can only happen with compromise.
That being said, we Americans must contribute as well. Being aware is key, i.e. making sure that the men and women we elect represent us 100% and are true to their commitments. If both sides hedge on their promise to reach across the aisle, we must constantly remind them through letters and emails and blogs that filibusters do not cut it, that personal feelings and self-righteousness are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. This is not the time for slackness, grudges or ambivalence. To paraphrase President Obama, "One person can make a difference."
Now, after all the hoopla and joy and tears, the months of non-stop media madness, the passionate emotion that oftentimes impedes our vision, we emerge stronger and more determined to protect and defend the rights of all. The American people have spoken, but their voices blend together as one.