Where Angles Fear to Tread

November 7, 2012

An End to Another Night

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Tags: — Right Angle @ 6:57 am

So it’s 7am (GMT) and I’ve been awake for 25 hours, so am getting a little less coherent than I would otherwise be.
Obama has won (303-206 with Florida still to be decided), and is giving his second presidential victory speech. Vitriolic and self-aggrandising, but this is only to be expected so it is difficult to criticise to heartily. He currently has 49.6% of the popular vote as well, so the Republicans, under Romney, have been resoundly beaten.

In the other elections, the Democrats have retained the Senate (51+1 independent), but have failed in the attempt to get a super majority. And the Republicans have held the house (222 with 53 to be decided). So in summary, after a day of voting, and a night of counting (or just guessing really), nothing has changed in the setup of the US government system, and it is difficult to see how much work can be done with all three areas of the legislature competing against each other. We’ll have to see if Obama really can ‘Lead as [the] President’.

— Right Angle

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