A reader writes:

A point that I keep coming back to over the past couple of days is something that Obama understands and lives out. Despite his own ideological bent, he knows he is the president of everyone and not just democrats.  He seems to take that idea very seriously and I think it has and will continue to stand him in good stead.

I agree - which makes him the polar opposite to the current GOP, epitomized by Palin. The govern and will govern solely for those who voted for them. Because they regard everyone else as fake Americans.