Apparently you didn't experience the '70s and '80s. in the early '80s when Reagan took the helm, home interest rates were OVER 20%. Unemployment was OVER 10% Inflation was OVER 13%. 4 years later things were dramatically better and headed in the right direction for 25 YEARS. Could someone have done better than Obama? MILLIONS of people could have done better. The REAL question is who could have done WORSE? Not many !!!