Robert Jordan, WGN Staff
12:50 PM CST, November 7, 2012
When President Barack Obama walked onto the stage at McCormick Place last night, accompanied by his family, it was reminiscent of four years ago when he proclaimed victory in Grant Park.
But this time, with the economy still feeble, unemployment remaining too high, and an equal number of Mitt Romney supporters disappointed and stunned by the outcome, President Obama promised a new approach toward statesmanship.
Mitt Romney also spoke of bipartisan cooperation -- prompting Pat Brady, head of the Illinois GOP to echo the same sentiments.
"We need to come together and we need to focus on a couple things immediately -- having a government that we can afford and getting job creation going," Brady said during an interview on the WGN Morning News. "Let's put politics aside for a while."
At Fiesta Cantina, 3407 North Clark Street, Illinois Republicans has scheduled a morning-after victory party and breakfast. Some of those who showed up also talked about healing and working together.
"There has to be cooperation to get things done," Wayne Heusel of the Chicago Young Republicans told WGN. "I think there has to be a move to the middle, if you will. I think your constituencies need to demand that."