A clear message has been delivered to the Obama administration in Washington D.C. ; it was delivered directly to the Oval Office last night. How President Obama reacts to that message will spell out whether, what many already believe is the case, this president will be a one term President. He is in trouble. There is no doubt about it. The game is not the same as it was 24 hours ago. It is a whole new field. A new ball and a different team. That team is not going to be nice. they are not going to be that interested in compromise. They will not heed to a bully pulpit, they will not roll over to political pressure by what the perceive as a president who has no choice but to play their game.
While the Republicans took the House, they were not able to reach out far enough to snag the Senate. It might mean that the voting public figures that a House divided might be able to recognize the necessity of compromise. In the Senate, Harry Reid narrowly won re-election, but he might be damaged goods. His fight for Health Care reform could cost him his leadership role. Senate Democrats might come to realize that with Senate Elections coming in a mere two years, they can ill afford to give the impression that life now goes on as usual. They can not give the impression that they did not hear the voters back home. As a result they might have to find another leader, someone more acceptable to not just the voting public, but to a Republican, Tea Party leaning House on the other side of the building.
Sarah Palin is not licking wounds. She is instead lapping away at victory. Everywhere she went the crowds gathered. Everything she said was gleaned and held tightly to the Conservative chest. There are some now thinking that she might be a serious contender for President in 2012.
As for Hillary Clinton, a Obama defeat like the one we witnessed last night might very well, once again rob her of what could be her last chance at the Presidency. There is no doubt she is considering her options as we speak. Secretary of State is one thing, but to take up housekeeping at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is quite another. What will she do? If Ms. Clinton resigns as Secretary of State it is a clear sign she has her eye on a campaign for President.
There are those in the Democrat Party suggesting that they might want to consider another candidate for the Whitehouse in 2012. Maybe Obama should not be the nominee. Maybe we need to change direction while the changing is good. It is sure, that this president is in serious trouble. The arrogant style and attitude is going to have to be replaced by a more compromising President. One ready to listen to the House, the Senate, and most important the American people. There is also the realization that maybe, the American people no longer want to listen to him. Maybe they are now only bent on awaiting 2012 so they can send him home to Chicago.
Say what you want. We can argue this way and that. We can say they said, he said, she said. We can blame this one or that one. We can try to excuse this guy or that guy. No matter which way we look at it. No matter what we say or do. One thing is for sure.
Come January 2011, things will not be the same in washington D.C.
One can only hope it is for the best. Only time will tell.
Thats the way I see it on this day after the election. What do you think? Drop a line, and I look forward to hearing you point of view.
Untill then; Have a great day and as usual……………God Bless America!