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Following a Breathtaking Election

By Harry Smith

In its own way, yesterday's election was as breathtaking as the election two years ago. Change swept the land. And just as no one could really anticipate what the new president would do, we are left to wonder how The Tea Party and the Republicans will come together -- or not. It was The Tea Party spokesperson who I heard in the wee hours this morning; warn the mainstream Republicans that they were on probation. Translation? Mainstream Republicans get on our bandwagon or be run over. And how will the White House react? Will there be common ground? Or is gridlock on the horizon? John Boehner broke down in tears when he spoke last night. He told of his own American journey. One of eleven children. The son of a saloon keeper. He will soon be Speaker of the House, proving once again this is still a country of the possible. But, what comes next? I'm on the edge of my seat.

Just a Minute...I'm Harry Smith, CBS News

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