I could tell from the white smoke coming from the electoral college.
Sound the trumpet, release the doves, let there be peace and prosperity across the land. Our new leader has spoken, so shall it be done.
What, wait a minute, you mean there's still multiple wars going on in the Middle East?
There's still a crushing economic situation?
There isn't a chicken in every pot, and a Chevy in every garage?
What do you mean, he's not really the president?
Oh, yea, I forgot. We still have Mr Lame Duck for another two and a half months. I think everyone in the country (except him) had thought he had just skulked away to a corner of the White House to give the cleaning service a chance to dust in the Oval Office.