Honestly, I felt in this election that there has never been 2 candidates running at the same time that were both more central then these guys. They both had to go left and right to rally base but as far as their personal beliefs, and if they didn't have to get a base happy, both would have stayed middle for the duration of the campaign. That's why I think the popular vote was basically dead even. If Romney had won, I don't think he would have reversed Rove v Wade, I don't think he would have increased the military spending by 2 billion (probably some but not to that amount). If he would have wanted a 2nd term himself, there are just some things he could not have done that he said he would have (but really had to say to keep his base happy but personally didn't really want to do).
Now that the election is over - finally, maybe we can all get back to being a little more civil towards one another. Political differences during election times can really over enhance our feelings. Time to calm down, work together and move on.