How about we give the guy a chance to actually do something, since he hasn't even been inaugurated yet? I agree wholeheartedly Striver, I never did and never will think Obama is the second coming of Christ -- I just want some new ideas and some new perspective in the White House. I am really saddened by the downturn our country has taken over the last 8 years, and I hope we take a different direction. But right now he is inheriting a horrible mess: the economy, the housing crisis, jobs, the war, foreign policy, gas prices, big business bailouts -- and Obama has his work cut out for him. Let's hope he can do something positive with it.