Think about it for a minute. At one point Bush has the best economy around. Stock market climbing to new highs. Unemployement all time low. GNP growing at a healthy rate. A terrific growing thriving economy. Couple that with a campaign in Iraq that was winding down to a successful close and you had conditions that were looking great for republicans. In a mere two years or actually less a democratic led congress which included Obama performed a chevauchee on the economy that destroyed it. Had this congress not destoryed the economy so swiftly and completely the republicans could very well have had their own mandate. Obama owes his presidency to the democratic chevauchee. Were conditions as they were last year he would have had no prayer. The sad thing is with the destruction so quick and complete you have to wonder if the congress did not act with malice and forethought with the presidency in mind.