Obama didn’t catch that ball. It was given to him by a 3% of the popular vote and around 100 surplus electoral votes. Americans gave him that ball and now he has to use it to make things better for 100% of our citizens, not just the ones who elected him. The disillusionment Gypsy8 mentions remains with those of us with a vision of what it means to be an American and what this country should be. Those visions are very diverse and will require compromise in order to move on anything approaching a common vision. What we should not forget is that we all won yesterday. This would be my view had Romney won as well. Any time there is a peaceful transfer of power, our experiment in democracy succeeds another few years. I hope we can come together on the issues on which we agree, and can set aside until another time, those issues on which we cannot agree to disagree.Respectfully,C.