Obama is not the worst President we've ever had but I don't agree with his strategy. He has positioned himself as the champion of working people while being openly hostile to the 'rich people' who own the companies they work for. There are more 'non rich' than 'rich' so this is where the votes are to get you elected. But the government does not run the economy (sorry Barack) the business owners do. So, now the 'rich people' do not despair too much about laying off workers because they know that will get Obama out of the White House. After R and R are elected, hiring will come back immediately and then we can have a nice Thanksgiving and a Merry CHRISTmas.