Obama is the one who won, right? Considering what the next four years are going to be like, I suspect that most of the country will eventually bitterly regret that Romney lost. Romney on the other hand may eventually decide that all things being equal, giving Obama an opportunity to reap what he sowed in his first term might not be the worst thing in the world. The funny thing about politics is that there are no final defeats or final victories. Sometimes a defeat is a prelude to a great victory next time around, and sometimes a victory is merely a bump in a downward path. We will see.