That's the problem. People are incredibly impatient. This isn't just stuff he inherited from the last guy, this is decades old problems like deregulation that leads to massive oil explosions, crashing banks, and cars with Twinkies for break pads. The fact of the matter is, this dude is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he's such a mensch for taking the responsibility for everything. Personally, as much as I disagree (and sometimes dislike greatly) with some of the critics, a LOT of what he's getting slammed for is pointless bull that bitter losers cherry pick. He swatted a fly. He fist bumps... egad. If you're gonna attack him, attack him on something MEANINGFUL. The thing I really hate is the comparisons to Hitler. Now, how passing health care that may/maynot work is exactly the same as the wholesale slaughter of different races and ethnic cleansing is beyond me, and I'm shocked the Jewish Anti-Defamation league hasn't spoken a word. And yet, when people did the exact same thing to Bush (not saying anything, I disagree that there are parallels, but he DID torture prisoners at Gitmo) they were apparently the worst people ever, and they were fired from their teaching jobs. The right, no matter how popular she is will NEVER let her in. Sure, the right wing masses love Yzma (now, there ARE parallels between those two... watch ENG and you'll see what I mean), but even they think she's a hick. Lemme just clue you in to what I'm thinking about.... Say you have a choice between a very high paying job doing nothing, and no matter what you do, you can never ever get fired. And even if there was a way that you'd lose the job, there's just so much money, you and your family would never have to work again. Now the other job, while it is a position of great power, has little pay, and no matter what you do, someone's breathing down your neck. it's high stress, and even people who were your best friends in time could despise you. There's more money is blaming someone else, name calling, spitting and discrediting people than any position of power would give you. She has so many book and TV deals, she's like Paris Hilton. She NEVER has to work again, and she's only famous for being famous, and she gets money literally for existing. There is NO way anyone in her position would want to run the country. There's just too much money to be made without actually doing anything. I curse PBS for running that puff piece on her months before McCain picked her as the "bitter feminist vote" candidate. Whatever liberal news slants we have always manage to shoot themselves in the foot... with a canonball.