Why did Obama win on Tuesday? Because Ann Dunham did not raise a dummy.

It’s interesting to read the inside baseball about how President Obama pulled off a second term, when he had the Republicans and political right sabotaging him at every term.

But the simple fact is that Barack Obama did the right things, corrected course when he needed to, and inspired millions and millions of people over the last four years. He received a ringing endorsement, and a mandate, on Tuesday.

This time, let’s hope the losing side accepts the fact that Barack Obama is a much bigger deal than they were willing to concede in 2008. He is remarkable, and many people see it that way.