Friday, November 9, 2012

What's Next for America?

The US presidential election is finally over. Now comes the hard part: having to deal with reality.

Over six billion dollars had been spent by the two political parties during the long arduous campaign. Almost none of it were used to explain how each candidate propose to solve the really, really hard challenges confronting the next administration.

Both Romney and Obama seemed to lack the confidence that American voters can stomach bad news or be told the harsh reality. Instead each tried to outdo the other in bombastic platitudes, grandiose promises and deceptive innuendos. 

Now the American public will hold their collective breath (and nose) to see if Obama and the Congress can hammer out a solution that will keep the economy from going over the fiscal cliff. The campaign gave no hint on how that will be done.

The candidates always conclude their speeches with "God bless America." Whether God will or not, it seems to me, will depend on attributes heretofore rarely sighted in Washington: statesmanship and bipartisanship. 

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