I've lived upon this earth 73 years and can never remember one day when I was not completely, totally proud of my country, The United States of America. That is until today, November 7th, 2012. As of the 2010 Census, there are 305,358,275 American citizens Of those, 225,746,457 are eligible to vote Yet only 169,000,000 bothered to register to vote And, of those, only 116,713,320 VOTED! Pres Obama receives 59,667.012 votes over Gov Romney's 57,046,308 [with more to be counted], the lowest percentage of win in generations. So, only about 68% of Americans registered to vote bothered to vote and the president was re-elected by a mere 25% of citizens eligible to vote. [My math may be a bit fuzzy, but I think you get the point. It also does not include those thousands of military personnel disenfranchised by not being able to cast their absentee ballots.] 2012, to me, was a most important election as it was a chance for Americans to decide which way they want this nation to go in the future. The big-government policies of the president or the free enterprise policies of the governor. But, let's go even beyond the presidential results and look to the Senate. Fauxahantas won? You gotta be kidding me! And, I guess I never expected the Whatever Wrestling Thingie to win Lieberman's seat. And, Murdock put his big foot in his mouth giving a Democrat the seat. The toughest part is seeing Dingy Harry, from my state, as Senate Majority Leader [at least until the mid-terms!]. I could go on a rant as to my opinion of the president but that will do no good. I can only express my deepest sorrow that Governor Romney did not run the kind of campaign needed to ensure his victory. All I do know is that the president DOES NOT have a mandate! He only holds his office because far too many American citizens fail to take responsibility for the future of this country and don't bother to even register to vote let alone make the mighty effect to vote. What a sad comment about our nation. My only hope is that the U.S. House of Representatives will continue to be obstructionist and do everything it can to halt the president's efforts to turn us into a Socialist Paradise. Shades of Big Brother.