Originally Posted by ScotchAndCigar
An actual thoughtful post; I was expecting more loaded sarcasm.
Here's what I think: Despite all the partisan bullshit surrounding the economy, I think that the world economic cycle, and the US cycle within, is the main driving force for our economy. Whether the president is Reagan, Clinton, Obama, or Romney, the US economy will mostly do whatever it does, based on factors beyond a president's control. So whether or not the gridlock continues or Obama gets his way, I believe the economy will continue it's recovery.
Obama may get slightly less moderate, but I still think he'll be limited by congress. I do see that the conservatives will have less incentive to oppose everything, as it won't matter as much, since he'll definitely be on his last term.
If he gets re-elected, he may not get everything the democrats would want, but it'll be unlikely that things would start going in the other direction.
Very much agree, especially on the conservative crowd blocking everything he attempts to do or even thinks of doing...
I am actually hoping that him being re-elected will push them ALL to compromise a bit more instead. I understand it's an election year so the fighting is typical, but it's getting old fast.