#Election2012: FORWARD

 

 

 

 

It was fitting that as midnight approached, the clock moving forward to a new day, President Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States of America.  Listening to former Governor Mitt Romney’s concession speech and Obama’s victory speech, the words of Senator Ted Kennedy came to mind about America’s democratic journey, “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”

While the 2008 election affirmed America was ready for CHANGE, 2012 affirmed that she is ready to guard and be responsible for it.  The world watched with great anticipation and now looks to see, how we heal our divisions and move FORWARD.  They will watch because we are not just a shining beacon of hope, we are a great example of how democracy works.

Our nation is closer to fulfilling her destiny.  Yesterday’s election symbolizes the wisdom of the founding fathers naming our country, The United States of America.  President Obama was reelected because large numbers of Latinos,  African Americans, Women, White and others came together, voted individually and yet collectively, at the same time.   Change did happen!

The Republican Party is taking notice and will regroup.  Let’s hope they will find ways to make creative collaborations to advance the cause of perfecting our union.  Romney gave a gracious concession speech and set the tone of political unity saying the time has come to “rise above partisan politics and political bickering.”   Thus the work goes on.

And the President ended the night and this blog, leading the nation and providing a picture of Senator Kennedy’s words about the work, the cause, hope, and a dream that never dies.

“That’s why elections are important, it’s not small, it’s big, it’s important.  Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy, and messy and complicated.  We have our own opinions.  Each of has deeply held beliefs.  And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.  That won’t change after tonight and it shouldn’t.  These arguments that we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget, that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives for a chance to argue about the issues that matter.  A chance to cast their ballots like we did today.  But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for Americans future…..God Bless You and God Bless these United States!”

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14 thoughts on “#Election2012: FORWARD

  1. What about a convo about the changing demographics, the impact it had on the election results and, more importantly, the implications for future elections and governing? With the passage of marriage equality in Maine and Maryland and the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado, we are witnessing major shifts in policy issues driven by our increasingly diverse society. What does this mean for future office holders? Wonder if the traditional two party system will go the way of the dinosaur as affiliations become fluid?

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  2. Pingback: #Election2012: FORWARD | Cognitive Relevance

  3. Thank you for your blogs. They have been informative and insightful. Your prediction yesterday was right on. As a leader, President Obama has shared a very compelling vision of the future with the American public—a future of inclusion, diversity, and collaboration. He has communicated the vision clearly and has gained the confidence and support of a cross section of people. Now, through further negotiations and collaboration, the President can engage Congress more to adress some of the work that is ahead.

    Look forward to following your blogs. Cognitive relevance is appropriate!

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  4. It will be interesting to see in the next few months what the “moving forward” notion will be. With unemployment capping off with the best results we have seen in years- it appears that even our housing market is inclining. I can’t wait to hear how the new budget will be diversified in this new term. Here is to energy, employment, economy, and of course healthcare!

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  5. It remains to be seen if the Republican party will regroup. Regardless, people don’t need to be led by parties. The country can no longer support the divisions created by rigid party structures and archaic platforms anyway. Our nation is simply too diverse to conform to any party’s platform. And thank goodness for that tumultuous diversity! Only in the USA!

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  6. President Obama has four more years to complete what he started. We the people had a role in re-electing him and we also have a role in making sure the work goes on and play a part in getting it done successfully! And yes, we have to “rise above partisan politics and political bickering.” This gets us no where and those suffering and not progressing continue to be harmed by this deadlock. Let’s ALL pull together to ensure that all of our goals are achieved in his second term.

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  7. Very Good my Brother, the people have spoken and God is Good. Thanks for your Blog’s they have been very much appreciated and very informative to me. Keep the words of Ted Kennedy alive. We need to make it apart of our daily lives.

    *LIFE IS A SPECIAL OCCASSION Antoinette*

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  8. You are so correct in that America sought to protect the change. That is the theme of this masterfully run campaign and also the theme that should, with the help of both parties, catapult America out of a daunting economic era into a prosperous one.

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    • Thank you for your comment….The interesting thing about the campaign is with the inclusion of social media, and a strong ground game campaigns will be run differently in the future. Thats a game change.

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