I know I have not posted in a while, but I ran into this article over in the Tribune that was kind of right on the money of what I was thinking. Barack has a real opportunity here to make a real mark on history, one being elected president and the other by helping out this economy and coming out like a hero, this is truly possible and I would love to see it;
Bill Clinton, said one-time adviser and later foe Dick Morris, never got a chance to prove he was a great president because he never faced a big crisis. No one will be able to say that about Barack Obama. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, the new president will get a rare opportunity to leave a sweeping and long-lasting imprint on the U.S. economy. FDR's response to the Great Depression created such enduring institutions as Social Security and federal deposit insurance. Reaganomics, born of the 1981-82 recession, ushered in a quarter-century of lower tax rates and deregulation. ''Great leaders see in a crisis an opportunity, and not just an opportunity to perform crisis management,'' said presidential historian Richard Norton Smith.