MIAMI (CBS4) – Half the country is ecstatic today, the other half depressed.  The stock market may be down, but the country shouldn’t be, because no matter how deeply divided we are, the American democratic process again emerged victorious.

President Obama’s speech early this morning struck the inspiring chords of the keynote speech he gave at 2004 Democratic Convention that launched him into the political stratosphere.

For the good of the country, I hope he can unite us in his second term because, as he said again, “we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”

Mitt Romney showed tremendous class as he conceded and then, moments later, when his campaign website streamed the President’s address to the nation as it happened.

It would serve both opponents and the country well if they could work together in the future.

One major loser?  The Florida electoral process, especially in Miami Dade.  Atrocious planning by election officials who knew we faced a ridiculously long ballot led to unacceptable wait times that could easily have been avoided.  Again, Florida is embarrassed with electoral egg on its face.

The President today said the “best is yet to come.”  I’m sure I join all of you in praying that he’s right.


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