Many have things to be thankful for this season. President Obama can be thankful he won. So can Vice President Biden. So can the Democrats who won in the Senate. The Republicans won the House, but that's one out of three. A little thanks but an emphasis on grumpiness, maybe.
There's an interesting question about the Republicans. They campaigned hard for the new, very conservative GOP--kill the Obama health plan, vouchers for Medicare, whatever--substiantial cuts in the size and cost of government. But the election results didn't show much change for or against the ideas. I don't think Americans want these changes, but maybe they just want more time to think about them.
Young people of both parties can perk up and start organizing. Obama can't run again. Romney surely won't be the Republican choice.
The Iowa caucuses--remember the tedium--are just over four years away. Go get 'em!