Root needs to be reminded that the "economic collapse" for which he blames Obama and his "socialist" , etc. policies all happened on the watch of George W. Bush and his economic policies. Bush was handed a great economy and managed to run it into the ground in eight years. Obama has done much better with what he was handed by any measurement. Romney and his Republican friends want to go back to the Bush policies. Doesn't track record have any place in handicapping anymore?