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OPINION

Election Day...Or Day One in Taking Back the Country

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What are GOP principles and who is going to lead the party come tomorrow?

Americans are crestfallen and are in dire need of leadership. Nearly, every economic data point is higher, and some are at its highest levels in years, yet we are not feeling it.

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In a recent survey, 36% believe the economy will never fully recover from the Great Recession, up from just 29% in January 2013 - what gives?

Years for Economy to Fully RecoverGreat RecessionJanuary2013August2014
Less 11%1%
1 to 211%6%
3 to 534%30%
6 to 1025%24%
Never29%36%
Already0%4%

Source: Rutgers University

Americans do not have a lot of faith in either side of the political aisle. Congress is bouncing from its lowest ratings ever. This year, there have been scandals and unanswered questions, mixed with the mishandling of ISIS and Ebola, sending President Obama's ratings spiraling downward. According to the Washington Post, his favorable rating of 44% is the lowest of his presidency.

44%
President ObamaFavorable RatingWashington Post

I have heard the rally cry for years now, “Let's take back our country.” Well, if all goes according to the experts, we will begin today, but like anyone who is broken, something must stir inside Americans to believe again. Today's election results will not be a magic wand that will take the nation back to yesteryear; only real conviction and true leadership can do that, so Republicans get ready to step up or find the appetite for change to remain a revolving door.

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For now, I am thinking there could be a kind of jolt that could even make President Obama shift toward the center... after all, wouldn't that be the demands of the public if there were another shellacking?

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