As you can tell by the title it is a very open thread. I am a Conservative man in many respects of the word conservatism. I however voted for Obama in the past election... and it was not because of his rhetoric and promise of change. I do not believe Obama has been a premeir presidential occupant thus far, but I am not going to knock him for it and I will tell you why. 1). Our current president inherited an immensely non gregarious situation that had already sucked b/c of the Bush administration. Bush screwed our country up beyond believe and we are still trying to recover from financial ruin he put us into w/ the "useless" wars (I like to call). Iraq was a huge waste of resources and time. 2). The reason I voted for Obama was b/c I did not want the administration of this country to follow the same old road that Bush led us down. He is the devil. 3). I do not know who I will vote forin the next presidential election..... I am merely defending Obama on the premise that he had inherited a **** situation. 4). We cannot expect our tattered economy to get better in merely a few years. Bush's years represented a span of eight. 5). I still think the future looks uneventful, economically speaking. It will really take at least a decade to undue the wrongs committed by and under GW.