The National Journal hosted "The Day After," a discussion and analysis of the 2012 election results, on Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
Political and policy experts looked at what the election results mean for the White House, Congress, Washington, and the nation.
First, National Journal Political Correspondent Beth Reinhard, Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier, White House Correspondent Major Garrett and Congressional Correspondent John Farrell analyzed results from races around the country.
National Journal Daily Editor Matthew Cooper, former Utah Senator Bob Bennett and former Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt discussed the impact of election results on the looming "fiscal cliff."
Next, a discussion on the impact of the election on the business industry included: APCO Senior Director Bill Pierce, Podesta & Partners Founder & President Heather Podesta and Glover Park Group Managing Director Joel Johnson.
National Journal Political Analyst Charlie Cook sat down with two pollsters to discuss the current political environment, their outlook on the 2012 results, and the challenges and opportunities for each party moving forward.
Finally, experts examined the post-election data and the impact minority voters had on the election, as well as the role that jobs, unemployment, and the workforce played in the outcome.
Particpants in this discussion included: former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Chairman and CEO Stan Greenberg, North Star Opinion Research President Whit Ayres and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden.