After a long and bitter campaign, President Obama has been re-elected by a very narrow margin – just 50 percent of the popular vote – while Congress remains divided with Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans in control of the House.
Will partisan gridlock continue? Certainly, that is not what most Americans want. It’s time for the campaigning to stop and the governing to start. To solve some of the nation’s most pressing problems will take bi-partisan cooperation; neither the president nor Congress can do it alone – they must find ways to work together.