Nutmeg: I would also have voted that he has failed the American people....
That's my vote.
Shrinking middle class.
Skyrocketing health care costs.
Poorly executed, disastrous Iraq War.
Crony capitalists running the country.
Science debased by the religious right's "scientific correctness."
Phony, scripted town hall meetings for preapproved, fawning audiences.
Karl Rove directing policy decisions (tax cuts, etc.) for political gains, not for objectively sound reasons.
All in all, from my perspective, it's been a bad five years and I truly worry about the shape we'll be in at the end of 2008.
I know not everyone here sees it that way. I honestly envy them because from where I stand, we're in deep trouble in many ways.
I want to add, though, that I don't see any magical solutions coming from either party. But Bush is responsible for presiding over a sharp decline in American prosperity and power. And I think it's because this isn't a fact-based, rational administration. I recommend Ron Suskind's The Price of Loyalty
to anyone who thinks it is....On second thought, you're probably better off just thinking that Bush's only problem is that some people hate him irrationally because it sure is depressing and scary to see what's happening to this country under his stewardship if you don't believe him or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter, etc.