BAAAHAHAHAHAH...30 years ago was Carter! The guy Obama is neck and neck with...so yeah, you'd be absolutely correct!
Look, this is not a typical "we don't like the guy in office" deal. Obama has led the country into new and dire territory in virtually every economic measurable. Sure, it was already jacked when he got in courtesy of a pretty awful President....but somehow he has managed to make it MUCH worse.
You can think it's just "rose colored glasses" all you like, but for me personally....a person that has spent a lifetime studying and being fascinated with American history this is just unprecedented. Not living up to campaign expectations? The man that ran on a platform as a "unifier", a fixer of the political norm, has turned out to be one of the most divisive, partisan, political machine Presidents we've ever had.
Quite literally, just about anyone but President Obama. I really do think he's a decent enough guy, I just don't think he understands the economic engines of this country well enough in a real world sense to implement any semblance of a policy that will get us out of this mess. Shit his newest idea is the exact same as the last idea that did nothing but beef up the debt and line the pockets of the public sector...and simultaneously he wants to remove so much of the investment incentives in the midst of a terrible recession and mucked up mortgage industry.
It just makes no sense....actually, it does if you understand that our President, our leader has moved away from leading the nation and towards leading his 2012 campaign effort.