If I had had the ear of Barack Obama on Tuesday night, I would have suggested that he tell John McCain that he'd like to sit down with the erstwhile Republican candidate, one-on-one in the next couple of weeks. Yes, I know that McCain does not like the President-elect and that he did not even give the man who beat him soundly much respect, but the new President should reach out.
Obama should reach out to Republican Congressional leaders as well.
Democrats should remember what happened to the Republicans: Hubris.
To make this a truly transformational election, Democrats need to behave differently from those they have defeated.