From my perspective... the economic downfall that occured before Obama was elected was pretty much the fault of George W. Bush. I know, I know... you conservatives are tired of hearing it's his fault... but it WAS.
In my area the economy is in a serious upswing. Unemployment is down, the real estate market has rebounded. Jobs are being created and things are looking better. No, they are not back to pre-GW times yet... but sheesh... the ruin was pretty serious...
No one seems to want to give Obama's administration any credit.
What say you?