Congratulations Mr. President!
Obama did what many pundits said was impossible--get reelected in a down economy, where unemployment remains above 7%.
By the last count--with more possibly coming--the president had garnered 303 electoral votes to seal the deal, proving his critics wrong.
For all the billions that were poured into defeating this president, with Karl Rove's SuperPac leading the way, we learned that money has it's limits--it can get your message out, even with ample amplitude, but it can't necessarily sell your message, despite the repetition, if it's a lie.
When the final count is in, President Obama may have won all the battleground states, but one, North Carolina, although his statistical margin wasn't all that great in many of them.
Much has been said about the president's firewall--battleground states that would protect his path to victory and the White House.
As it turned out, the president's "firewall," and "path to victory," weren't these states so much as those indefatigable workers that pounded the pavement to spread the word--promoting President Obama's achievements and vision for the future of this country.
It is to these workers, and those voters who stood in line, some as long as eight hours to cast their ballot, that I wish to acknowledge and thank. In the end, it was the voter, by refusing to be frustrated by the process, a process that had been designed to guarantee a win for Mitt Romney, that was the "firewall" (human firewalls) that created the "path" to the White House.