There are several examples of new Democrats that are against gay marriage, anti-abortion, and pro-gun rights - Brad Ellsworth, Bob Casey, and Jon Tester - that make me wonder whether or not Congress will actually be able to pass anything. It is a great hope of mine that somehow the Democrats will be able to work together to further human rights for women and gays. It seems as if the nation is still conservative, but they are distrustful of Republicans - as well they should be. I believe that my generation is much more liberal than other generations, and so once we start to enter into politics more and become old enough to run for office things will start to change for the better again.
I think there is a general concensus, however, that something must be done to change the War in Iraq, and I think that not only will the Democrats be able to come together on the issue, but many Republicans will be on board for change as well. I can only hope this will truly get something accomplished, and we won't make another Vietnam-esque mistake.
My opinions are still being formed on the election. At any rate, I am very glad that the Democrats have a majority in both houses. How everything will turn out, I'll just have to wait and see, but for now, I am tentatively hopeful.