The very best, of course, is President Obama. The best President in my lifetime (over 60 years) will now lead our country for another four years. I would have voted for President Obama even over a really good candidate (such as the late George McGovern) but dodging the bullet of a craven liar like Romney makes it double sweet. Since this will be what most others discuss, I'm moving on to some slightly lesser known races.
Good: Elizabeth Warren - Massachusetts elects a senator who stands for something. President Obama would have appointed Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but it was a foregone conclusion that her appointment would have been stonewalled by the Party of NO. So she decided to attack the problem at the source. We can count on Senator Warren to be a strong member of the Obama team in the Senate and to stand up for what's right.
Good: The defeat of RWNJ's Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana, both by convincing margins. The senators who were elected will do a good job for their respective states, but sending the message that the kind of stone age thinking of the old white men they defeated will not be tolerated is the best. And these races make certain that the Democratic leadership of the Senate will continue.
Good: Bernie Sanders, the Senate Socialist, by a massive 71 percent in Vermont! Keep telling it the way it is, Bernie.
Good: Legalized recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado. This should break it wide open. The end is near for the criminals who have been getting rich on marijuana. (PS ... I have never even tried marijuana and I have no plans to start. But the laws against it are something right out of Iran at it's worst. I'm tired of criminals profiting from our stupidity.)
Bad: The House stays in the hands of The Party of No. I sincerely recommend that Obama and his team realize that this is war and do whatever it takes to roll over and marginalize them. They are not without power. It's time to use it.
Bad: Bachmann wins by a narrow margin. What are they thinking up there?
Ugly: Sherrif Joe wins again in Arizona. I simply cannot imagine the kind of mind that would continue to place law enforcement power in the hands of someone who is clearly mentally unbalanced.