Well, let's just say I was surprised. And I learned several things.
1. Not watching T.V. for an entire year left me in the dark about the candidates' ads. Although I enjoyed a lot of peace at not being inundated nightly with candidates' after candidates' ads, I had very little idea about what was being said.
2. Surprisingly, negative campaigning apparently works!
3. There are a lot of unintelligent voters out there and the Democratic party got them mobilized. We are now facing an entire electorate that has been solely educated through the school systems which has purposefully avoided the instruction of history and economics.
4. We also have a large percentage of single-parent Americans which allows the government to step in and be baby-daddy. Government and schools are all too happy to fill the void that parents and churches have left open.
5. Mitt Romney was not compelling enough to get the Conservatives out. He lost by more votes than McCain received, and I had to close my eyes and pull the lever for him.
6. Obama won by fewer votes this time than he did in 2008. This tells me that a lot of people are dissatisfied with the direction of his policies. But that still wasn't enough to get more people out to vote for Romney.
Meanwhile, more people voted for Obama and we are left to pick up whatever we can and survive for another four years. Taxes will go up for all of us. But the majority of Americans will be comfortable in their poverty thanks to massive a Food Stamp program and Obamacare. Which is why they voted last week. They voted to keep for themselves a lifestyle for which they will not work. As Rush Limbaugh said, "We were running against Santa Clause."
And Republicans stayed home.