Even more important than the election outcome is whether we choose to leave partisan politics behind and begin to cooperate in the hard work of governing. Compromise is messy, time-consuming, and often frustrating. But little can be accomplished without it.
It's time for the American public to move beyond petty partisan politics and support a cooperative and responsible American role in the world. Partisanship used to end at our nations shores. Now, partisanship permeates Capitol Hill like a festering disease.