November 7th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
10 years ago

'Time for governing:' Obama's re-election puts 'forward' to the test

(CNN) - Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited end of the election.

But in the lightning speed world of today's politics, the hours since President Barack Obama's re-election victory have allowed the conversation to shift - from what happened to what's next.


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  1. dwwolf404

    Now Obama has to work to heal the hurt created by the negative campaign. The best way to do that is by naming Romney Secretary of Business as he did when he named Hillary as Secretary of State. This will show good faith and bring confidence to those who want someone who understands business in office.

    November 7, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F

    dww – Romney has no business being appointed to any position in government. His MA record bears that out.

    November 7, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Wait a minute, take my they are.

    November 7, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Guest

    Hold the line Republicans. President Obama please take a long look in the mirror, nearly half of the nation is against many of your positions and policies. Dont expect congress to be flexible, we put them there, if you are unwilling to do so!!

    November 7, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. ronvan

    A FAILED PRESIDENCY!? This is what history will say about Obama IF he cannot bring EVERYONE together to make an honest effort to solve these many problems. IF republicans remain the party of NO, I see them being relagated to a 5th party status, resulting in the two main parties being democrat and independants! Just this morning I hear that Bohner made a statement, "comprimise is not an option"!? IF true, and he represents the republican party, then they are in big trouble. BUT, more importantly, WE & OUR country will be in big trouble!

    November 7, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |