We all witnessed Barack Obama's economic plans and promises in 2008 and we've also witnessed most of them going bust. I think Obama is a decent President, that is, if you count out all of the economic stuff. Unfortunately for him, the economic stuff is the largest portion of his responsibilities and priorities right now.
I think we can all agree that our country needs fresh ideas right now. The country isn't standing behind Obama's ideas and policies and whatever does pass doesn't seem to have much of a positive impact, if any impact at all. Currently, I credit him for saving the auto industry and some of the financial sector, but otherwise my list of "good" is nonexistent. However, the current GOP candidates seem to have even less support than Obama does and would likely lose to him. So that got me thinking.
In this article and poll, I'm assuming that he wins the 2012 election. Our current lineup of lightbulbs for the GOP nomination did not meet America's expectations and Obama wins with a decent majority, granting him four more years in office as the President. Four critical years, during which America's economy is extremely fragile.
Given the opportunity, Obama could return our economy to a healthy state. He has the power to push forward legislation that he believes in (for congress to do whatever they please with, I know), or to let it continue in its state for the next President to deal with. He seems, at the least, to realize that the economy is a major priority.
I'm hesitantly putting my faith in him, that even though his economic background as President is slim, he has less to deal with in the next four years and the economy will turn the corner with him in office. A smaller part of me says that he will do nothing and that we will have to wait until 2016, but I'm ignoring it. This faith is not coming from him and his policies, but from the belief that the economy cannot go through 6 years of little to no growth/recovery.
My question to you all is, do you think the economy will get better during his second term, or after it?