The votes have been cast and tabulated. The inners have been declared and given acceptance speeches. Inaugural balls are being planned in Washington, D.C. and several states with freshly-elected governors. Now comes the hard part: governing. Amid the national, state and local campaigning this past year, the American economy went into a tailspin. The housing market collapsed. Credit dried up. And voters took out their frustrations at the polls. And what did they say on Nov. 4?