Saving the auto industry and killing Osama bin Laden were key factors that helped the president win four more years, she said.
"I'm not happy," said Chuck Rihl, 51, of Haddon Heights, in his van outside the Wawa. "I haven't had a job in over a year."
"I think the storm put him over the edge," said Len Burkhardt, 53, a computer architect from Haddon Heights. "I certainly do give some of the credit to Chris Christie." The New Jersey governor praised the president's response to devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
Burkhardt said he would have preferred to have a businessman like Romney in the White House, because Obama is "not as fiscally smart or fiscally responsible."
The "brainless" quote was from Scott, a caller to the morning show on WPHT-AM "The Big Talker."
"People are brainless," he told host Dom Giordano, sitting in on the Chris Stigall Show. "They'll believe whatever they're spoonfed."
Scott was annoyed about what he saw as media racial bias. "Where's the white guy vote?" he said. "I'm tired of hearing about the black vote, the Latino vote."
"I am physically ill," said a female caller. "I am worried. . . . I'm worried about Obamacare. I'm worried about my stocks. I'm worried about unloading three of my properties."
Most of all, though, she was concerned about the nation continuing to slide toward "socialism," she said. "People want to be taken care of. They don't want to work. They don't want to have a sense of pride."
She hinted at conservative pushback, saying, "I think we really need to get into a protection mode and try to figure out a lot of what this administration is going to impose on us."
"I'm pretty indifferent," said Lisa Pierce, 30, a medical research coordinator from Conshocken, heading for work in Center City. "Either way, they need to get their act together," said Pierce, who didn't vote.
She said politicians are out of touch with "real-life, real-world" issues, and expects the next four years to bring "more gridlock ... not much of anything."
Also put off by the political process was jazz publicist Lindsey Grande, 27, speaking in Media. She found it hard to determine who was telling the truth and couldn't make a decision.
While generally pleased with the outcome, she said "change is coming" one way or the other, and it needs to be a collective change not one solely manifested through government.
"People have to take responsibility," she said.
"Very happy" is how Mary Szybist, 43, of Media, described her reaction. The teacher said for her trust was a major issue.
"I didn't feel like a got a sense of who Romney was and that I could trust anything he said," Szybist said, adding the GOP candidate seemed out-of-touch with the average person and the middle class.
Obama needs to "fight hard" to fulfill his campaign promises when it comes to the economy, funding for education, women's rights and building America, Szybist said.
"I wasn't surprised, not surprised at all," said Sandra Carter, 41, a treasury analyst from Pine Hill, while riding a Patco train into the city.
She had a sense that voters would give the president another term "to finish the job," and was unhappy with Romney's opposition to funding for Planned Parenthood and PBS.
She was, however, troubled by the disrespect both sides showed, and worried about gridlock on Capitol Hill.
"I think that's a concern for everybody," she said.
Another female rider, who declined to give a name, was making her peace with the result, saying, "It's all in God's hands." Religious issues, though, weren't her main reason for backing Romney.
"I think he would know how to get jobs and get people back to work," she said.
"I'll respect the office of the president, no matter what, though," she added.
"I knew Barack was going to win," said Jackie Harrison, 45, of Coatesville, in Center city on her way to her job as a case administrator at bankruptcy court. "I think he's more trustworthy. He seems more of a people person."
As Gov. Corbett told Giordano on WPHT, "We have a nation that is pretty well divided, almost evenly."
Based on this unscientific sampling, perhaps voters fall more into three camps this morning - the happy, the unhappy, and those with mixed feelings.
Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or email@example.com.