Reporting Michelle Durham
By Michelle Durham
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 97 Electoral votes.
Now that the campaign is over, what happens next?
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Widener University Wesley Leckrone spoke with KYW Newsradio about what to expect in President Obama’s second term.
“The very fact that he was re-elected means that the Affordable Care Act will, in fact, be administered during his administration. That is a monumental task to begin the implementation of that, and the fact that he was re-elected means he will have the ability to control that process.”
Leckrone says that doesn’t mean the President won’t have challenges from the Republicans to overcome.
“They are going to say the American people voted for our tax policies and our priorities because they sent us back to the house. I think (House Speaker John) Boehner is going to have a tough job on his hands.”
Leckrone also says you should expect to see President Obama making some tough choices too, with social programs and taxes, to try to keep the country off what some are calling the “fiscal cliff.”