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What the President's moving 'Forward' means

As of Tuesday, President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term in office, Nov. 6. In doing so, he defeated political challenger former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by gaining 303 electoral votes to Romney?s 206 electoral votes.

After months of arduous political campaigning, debates and commercials, the polling is now over. Democrats won both the presidency and majority in the Senate, while Republicans will maintain the majority of the House of Representatives.

Now on the minds of many Americans is the question of what “forward” (President Obama?s slogan) will mean for them. The Obama administration wishes to continue its work with a reinvigorated spirit.

“In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, our journey has been long,” President Obama said in his victory speech. “We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.”

Obama wishes to unite Americans to face the problems that the United States is dealing with. This means that they will need bipartisan support as they look to find solutions to the nations issues.

“If there is a mandate, it is a mandate for both parties to find common ground and take steps together to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt,” House Majority Leader, Republican John Boehner said.

Now that we have the 2012 presidential campaign in hindsight, the notable success of the Obama campaign team has brought much of the post election attention, especially from Republicans. Their actions in this debate will be studied and emulated for future use as a successful strategy.

“This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.” In addition to the eventful Tuesday night, an emotional Governor Romney gave a concession to the President.

While giving the speech in Boston, Massachusetts, Romney was joined by his wife, Ann, and later embraced by his running-mate Paul Ryan. The audience still applauded the emotional duo with their heads held high.

“The election is over but our principles endure,” Romney said. For the Republican party, a change must occur in their strategy and in this, it may reflect in their choice of candidate.

For many in the Republican party this is not a time to morn or pout, but instead time regroup and broaden its appeal to wider demographics.

“Recovery begins with saying goodbye to this Beltway GOP establishment. No more Romneys. No more Bushes. No more McCains,” Fox News’s Christian Whinton wrote in an article proposing what Republicans do now. The Republican Party looks for more traditional conservatives to lead instead of more moderate Republicans.

For more information on post election news and opinions go to CNN.com, FOX NEWS or use a Twitter feed, featuring hashtag #Election2012.

For more opinions, read the Nov. 8 article, Junior discusses nationality, ethnicity.

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