This may strike some folks as rubbing salt in the wound...
Just did this quick math of Obama's margin in key states.
So for less than 500,000 votes where it counted, Romney could have had 281 electoral votes this morning.
In other words, convincing 1/10th of one percent of the American population to vote for fiscal rectitude would have changed the course of history.
Mandate my ass. And if you think this razor-thin margin will make Barack Obama more willing to cooperate with the 49.99% of Americans who voted against him, well, I've got some land on the Whitewater River in Arkansas I'd like to sell you.