Even if Romney wins the election (which I hope does happen), it will be quite a while before things settle down. First, there will be claims of election fraud and ballots not counted, etc., just as there have been in the past few elections. Then there will be incidents of violence by groups unhappy with the results. Then the Democrats will try to stonewall every initiative attempted by Romney; especially if he tries to get them to sit down at a table and negotiate. Democrats like Schumer, Pelosi, and Reid do not negotiate. If there is any compromise, it will be Romney compromising just to get something done.