Well It’s finally over. As of this morning we do not have to watch an endless stream of political ads that tell me yes means no and which candidate is the only real American. My Facebook friends will no longer have to share their political wisdom and personal beliefs, and my twitter feed won’t be filled with “he said, she said” tweets. I welcome back with open arms commercials to grow hair and lose weight. I am excited to see pictures of my friends dog wearing a tuxedo and tweets about how amazing the new IPad and how it will change my life. Yep life is back to normal.
Unfortunately we are still left with a polarized political system. Normal also means far too many of our elected officials are guided by views at the far ends of the spectrum, and somehow compromise has become a four letter word. The challenges that remain are significant. I implore my friends on both sides of the aisle to work together to make Michigan and the United States the best they can be. It is in everyone’s best interests to find common ground and develop sound public and fiscal policy that moves us forward. The alternative is unacceptable.