When Ronald Reagan ran for president, he asked the voters this one question. "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Of course, the answer was no he was elected and he went on to be one of the most successful presidents ever. He made the country prosperous by cutting taxes and returning the freedom to succeed. It was a great eight year run. He even, along with Margaret Thatcher and the Pope, caused the breakup of the Soviet Union. America was strong, reliable, and above all respected. It was a good time to live in.
Today the question would have to be, are you as well off as you were four years ago? Sadly, I think most people would have to answer, no. The man that said he had the keys to the kingdom, had all the answers, could haul us back from the brink singlehandedly has failed as president. Not only is unemployment still over eight percent but we actually have fewer people working than four years ago. Scads of people have just been dumped out of the work force and have given up seeking employment. Housing is down and home values are taking another fall. It seem that every segment of society is angry at some other segment. We've lost the respect of our international allies and those that would be our enemies see us as a toothless tiger.We are so caught up in political correctness that good people get abused by their own government in airports, but we are afraid to put a name to the bad people who afflict us. This is not the America I want for my grandkids.
If you are not smart enough to realize that when you are stuck at the bottom of a hole it is time to stop digging, perhaps you shouldn't be president. Back in history some Democrat stated that he would vote for a yellow dog before he would vote for a Republican. The country cannot afford that degree of political mania today. We are in serious trouble and heading for disastrous at a high rate of speed. We need change and need it now.