[Sorry, page 1 & 2 of my reply are introverted]. Anyways, after eight years of the Bush administration and the Irapi War, which has lasted longer than WWII, and has derailed the war on terror, I, like so many Americans, some which are traditional Republicans, would rather have an inexperienced JFK-like candidate, who comes off as sincere, intelligent and POSITIVE than someone who has alligned himself a little too closely with the old guard of the Bush administration as of late.
Ok Spidey, I get it, you're very mad at Bush. Still haven't answered WHY leftist socialist policies will fix our economy and why pulling out (whether going in was a poor decision or not) is responsible and appropriate. Again change is in and of itself is not necessarily the right way to go.
I echo Spiderrs comments, as a viewer in on your election, it seems there are very few people left who like Bush, for various reasons. What I think is the most important aspect of an Obama president, is a positive change in mood within, and outside of America, for your economy, and foreign relations.
I sincerly doubt that the Democrats will enjoy much leverage in social spending over the next four years anyway, if anything, I predict we will see a lot of cuts as government tries to get the deficit and excessive borrowing back on managable terms.
If that is the Republicans outlook for the next four years is, "who wants to be in office right now?", no wonder McCain was pushed forward as a lame duck candidate.