It could have been nothing else. The Congress and the Executive branch were frozen in gridlock. We had to wait for an election to resolve the issue. The people resolved it. They chose to re-elect the President.
Republicans, behind Mitt Romney, had billions of dollars at their disposal and the people still chose Barack Obama. We gave the President a mandate to resolve these issues. If the Congress still refuses to accept the results of this election, we will have no choice but to change them in the next election.