Well let's see, 8 embassy bombings in 4 years. Iran/N Korea/Venezuela/Pakistan/Syria/Egypt, can you please tell me how they have moved in any direction other than reverse. US employment, inflation, show us how it has improved. Oh, the stock market went up, well whoopee! So has my food bill, electric bill, gasoline clothes. As for gay issues, what ever that may be, as long as it is resolved on the state level, no problem, same with abortion.