The economy, The Media, the Election.
Mallard has a point. The Presidency may be many things, but all-powerful it is not, and President Bush cannot be singled out for blame, especially when it comes to the Economy.
Pretty much the entire Republican Party and Conservative Movement are to blame as well.
That said, he is missing the main culprit: the Economy itself. The Economy, which has a well-known liberal bias, was totally in the tank for Obama.
Unfortunately for Mallard, American voters gave in to their fears about the Economy and did not follow his simple, by irrefutable logic:
- Things suck.
- President Bush and Republicans have been in control for most of the last 8 years.
- Ergo, maintain the status quo!