There are definitely a lot of us on this board who are extremely disappointed in the results of yesterday's election. Many of us are angry/frightened/sad at what the prospects of the next four years will bring. I thought I might try to start a thread that may help to alleviate some of the fears by trying to list the positives of what the next four years might bring. 1. Iraq : This administration has a lot riding on Iraq especially when you realize that there won't be an incumbent to run in 2008 unless Cheney steps down as VP (which I don't see happening). Iraq will have to be a resounding success or there will have an extremely hard time in '08. Kerry had the option to always blame it on his predecessor. The current administration doesn't have that option. 2. Economy : Both sides want the economy to improve and we have been growing albeit slowly. However, a slow sustained growth is probably better in the long run if we can keep it going. 3. Smaller government : This is going to be a must for the current administration. If they truly want more tax cuts there is no way the Federal Govt. will be able to spend like does now and come anywhere close to reducing the deficits. Let's try to keep this one positive so that some of us might be able to peacefully come to terms with the prospect of another four years of Bush.