I was watching Romney at a rally last night and finally - and indisputably - the smile has been wiped off his face. Romney knows it's over.
Romney has a decision to make. Either he is the worst presidential candidate in modern history, the man who lost the unloseable election; or he is the guy who learned his lesson and became a better man.
If Romney has a shred of decency, then in his concession speech he will explicitly call on McConnell and Boehner to drop their campaign of treasonous obstruction and work with the President to take the brakes off the economic recovery.
Romney talks a lot about working with the other side of the aisle. Well, he won't get that chance. If he has a shred of decency, he will call on the Republicans in Congress to accept the decision of the people.
Any one person in Congress represents only a tiny piece of America, only the President has the mandate of the nation. In the President's second term, we need to see Republicans accept that their "policies" are not what Americans want.
If the Republicans continue their blind obstruction, President Obama should mercilessly attack them individually, by name, and call on the whole of America to flood any obstructionist member of Congress with a wave of indignation.
If they try to make it impossible for the President to govern, the people of America should make it impossible for them to show their faces in public.