On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama became the 17th individual to be reelected for a second term as President of the United States. An additional four presidents completed the term of the previous president before being elected in their own right. With Florida too close to call at this time, Obama currently has 303 electoral votes. In my opinion, this election has caused more strife between family and friends than any in recent memory. Thankfully, the daily polling updates, phone calls, mailings, and advertisements are done for awhile. If we as a country want to have any hope of moving forward in a positive manner, we must begin to build new bridges with politicians (and friends) across the aisle.