After a vicious campaign, there will be a chance to work together.
BOB: Nearly every poll indicates Republicans will win a Senate majority in next month's elections. The big question for them and the country is what will they do with it? In the past, they've overplayed their hand when they controlled both houses of Congress. With President Obama still holding the veto pen, any serious policy reform will have to be bipartisan; otherwise, a new Republican Congress will quickly earn a "do nothing" label.
CAL: Oh, you mean like the current Congress. You're right. A majority is not necessarily a mandate. Here's what I would suggest — and I'll bet you agree on at least part of it. Start with two things most Americans, even some Democrats like you, could support.