Obama wins second term, A&M political analyst weighs in

POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:23pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:11am

COLLEGE STATION -- Four more years for President Barack Obama.

"This morning I put on my Obama shirt and I was like yep Obama did this," said first time voter, Sheamanti Haque.

Cory Whitaker felt differently though, "Just really disappointed in America. I really thought that we'd change this and obviously we didn't."

But no matter how you voted Tuesday, President Obama was re-elected for a second term leaving some to ask, what does this mean for our country?

"It'd be nice to see some actual progress and of course that'll take compromise from both parties so really it's a wait and see," said Everett Tenney.

Paul Kellstedt, a professor at A&M and political analyst, says now that Obama has won the next big hurdle is fixing the "fiscal cliff."

"They'll either agree on some pretty impressive deficit reduction package or else we're going to have these really severe across the board cuts."

But the road ahead won't be an easy one.

"We re-elected most of our Congress and so the fights that they've had in the previous few years will most likely continue," said Kellstedt.

Worrying Romney supporters but Kellstedt says only time will tell.

"Change is definitely coming. What shape it'll take? I'm not sure but change is on the way."

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