Every time I hear Obama speak, I hear a man who's smart and has good reasoning. I'm trying really hard to grasp what it is people don't like about him. What is so bad about his views? Why have so many people wrote him off or even worse never gave the man a chance? What did you actually expect to happen in 3 years? I will say that Obama hasn't executed everything he's promised and he's had a couple screw ups (Libya for example) but at least the guy is logical and has the long term ability to start the process of getting us out of this mess. You guys have to realize that his situation is impossible. He's working with a congress that is completely incompetent at doing their job. The debt deal was a complete joke. But it's hard to blame the president when he was just trying to avoid defaulting. I'm sure he knew that actually trying to compromise with Republicans was impossible. The GOP's stance on taxes is nothing short of disgusting. Are people here to tell me that you'd rather have a president who would never increase taxes and just pray (literally...) that the economy will just magically grow because rich people have more money to, uh, "create jobs"? If a Republican beats Obama then you can count on the Bush Tax cuts being extended. Derek Minus Oswald save us all.