I must say I'm disappointed Johnson only pulled in 1% of the popular vote. Among my friends he was polling much higher. This tells me I just need to make friends with more people!
In my own state the Libertarian party candidate was less strong (being a felon), yet Dine still pulled in 6% of the popular vote. I think mostly this was due to the fact that many Republicans felt they couldn't support Akin, but I'm still happy. I continue to be hopeful we can break the stranglehold on our political system by the two major parties. Baby steps and we'll get there.
I'm curious what the next 4 years will bring. Since it's more of the same policy-wise I'm expecting a continued decline in the fiscal strength of the US. Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the sort of investments I keep in my retirement plan and diversify to more offshore opportunities.