I think it's pretty much true people do not like George Bush. It's one of the reasons why McCain is doing so poorly. The other reason is McCain shot himself in the foot with Palin. He thought he was throwing the entire "not qualified for office" thing into Obama's face...he didn't think Obama would come out and say Palin wasn't qualified for office. But Obama did anyway.
Obama depended on the fact that if he, as a candidate, says something his supporters will believe it. So despite his thin resume he came right out and said Palin isn't qualified and he is.
Then the stuff about Palin getting her brother in law fired and getting her daughter's airfare paid for by Alaska came out..things McCain should have checked out but didn't.
Plus McCain figured Palin would get the Hillary voters. But Hillary and Palin are miles apart on issues, so the Hillary voters won't go with Palin.
In retrospect McCain should have picked a governor who was more experienced or a Senator who had a lot of experience as well but younger than McCain. They he could have turned this around.
As for how Obama's going to do as President, he plans on spending a lot more money...even if he wraps the War up, he's still going to increase the debt. Anytime a President goes for big spending it has a negative effect on the economy. I doubt Obama's going to see it this way, however. He's established himself as the "redistrubute the wealth" guy as well, which means business is going to suffer under Obama.
I see the US going back to the Jimmy Carter years, with double didget inflantion, high unemployment and a big recession.
6)In this moment Bush and the ex worshippers of the Cult of Market God already explained that there is no alternative to the statal intervention in economics. 700bilions have already been spent, we should sum the deficit Bush left (and in 2000 there was a surplus, if I recall correctly), this should surely weight on the shoulders of Obama or McCain, it will be a problem of the next administration, in short. Big spending is not a problem "per se", if the void you're creating in the balance can be filled somehow, aka if the deficit is not becoming the standard situation of the government. For the "redistribution of wealth", it would be good that those speculators who enriched themselves in the last years give back the money to the middle/lower class, but I don't see it happening.
7)And like with Carter and Ford, the problems were created in the previous administrations, not by these two guys.