Will Obama wake in the morning after a night of deserved jubilation to say "Oh dear – what now"?
I hope for our sakes that he has the wisdom that made Clinton a great president. In 1996 Clinton reached across party lines to adopt Republican criminal justice and welfare reform policies. To the dismay of many on his own side it worked. US crime rates and welfare dependency increases stayed in decline for more than a decade. The crime rate has continued in almost uninterrupted fall ever since.
The West needs to see an ability to disarm the culture warriors on both sides of the US divide.