I have given this some thought and can tell you that no matter who wins a couple of things come to mind. The first is this, "peaceful transition of power" among the most respected things we do as a nation is we transition power , even after the most heated elections peacefully, and thats something to be very proud of, we don't do it by coup, or at the end of a gun, but with the person hand swearing an oath to our constitution. The other thing that comes to mind is the office of President itself, and after over 200 plus years the office remains a constant and still a symbol for the entire world to envy. Having said this, my take on Mitt Romney if he is elected , deserves respect as President as does President Obama if only because the office itself deserves that respect. I suspect that that all the doom on gloom from both sides of this election will NEVER come to pass as they usually don't, because there is a huge difference between being a candidate for President and being President and it's my hope that no matter who wins this election we as Americans begin to gain a new found respect for the office in which we all own.