Make the Democrats own the economy? A very conservative friend said that to me when Obama was elected in '08. He was sure people would then come running back to the Republicans. And, in '10, he looked prescient. But, Ann should understand partisan politics better than that. No matter what happens, it is always the other side's fault and something - anything can always be found to tie it to them. Find me a time in our history when, no matter who was in charge, bad results were not argued to be the fault of the other side, at least by partisans. There are still conservatives arguing that there were WMD's in Iraq and Paul Krugman blaming the bad economy on conservative intransigence.