All of the polls agreed the week of Oct.13, 2008 that Candidate Obama would be the next President. Most of us did not wait until Inauguration to panic. By then it would have been too late. It appeared that Pres. Bush was responsible, but look at the dates, it was triggered by the prediction that we would have a liberal administration and we were going to have to adapt. Pre-existing problems existed but the crash was not the best way to handle them.