Let’s see, a high-level recap of the things that happened under the Republicans over the last 8 years:
3. The credit crisis
4. The closely related housing crisis
7. $4 gas
Now the government just nationalized Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac — another example of deregulation at work.
While the Democrats are deeply flawed in many ways, the Republicans are just completely incompetent. They are unfit to lead this country. They want their cake and eat it too and the math does not work out.
Recall the Republicans held the Congress for 6 of the last 8 years and the Presidency for 20 of the last 28 years.
This has been 8 years of a financially irresponsible administration, a foreign policy based on expensive national building, an economic policy of caving to the rich and sticking it to the middle class and a deregulation policy that has led to Yet Another Expensive Government Bailout.
It makes no sense whatsoever to believe that the Republicans are the answer to the problems that the Republicans created.
We need a president like Clinton again — a really smart moderate with liberal tendencies. We don’t need another President like Bush.
Obama could be a very Clinton-like President. McCain would be another Bush-like President.