The next Democrat has a mess to clean and worse, most Americans probably have no concept of how big, or bad that mess has become.
George "Hoover" Bush and Family have taking the largest creditor nation on earth and transformed it into the largest debtor nation the world has ever seen. Our stock market is down, our dollar is weak, our trade surplus is non-existent. In fact, we have become what we used to make fun of. The classic definition of a third world nation is one that exports raw material and imports finished "value-added" products. Free trade and neo-con economic policies have made the United States weaker and more vulnerable today than at perhaps any other time in recent memory.
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Subject: RE: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:19:45 -0700
McCain's ads may be sharp, but he himself, is far from it -- other than repeating the same, tired right-wing and neo-con talking points. That's going to be more widely-known later on than it is now.
One reason Obama might be the next Carter is because of the mess left behind by the previous president. There's no way it will get fixed in one term. There should be progress in the right direction if Obama wants another term, but Carter faced the same economic issues (inflation, high gas prices, recession) that Bush would be facing if he was running again.
Obama is OK, in my opinion, staying above the fray until the debates or the convention. Let McCain dig his own political hole by appearing yet again to sell out the very things that made him so popular across the spectrum in 2000.