meninlove said Socal, you're right that Bush was blamed. No sweat.
BUT....supposedly the Republican Party is a better choice right? Well, how so? By making the same accusational error the Democrats did?
This is like saying Obama caused the Earth's axis to change, so we're going to do the same. We're better.
lol, no. It's doing the same as what you criticize the opposition for.
The campaign will be multi-pronged. There needs to be positive messages stating what will be done, but it is also politics, and when a opponent's words hangs himself, fair game. Fact is Obama has not helped. Mid-east policy is a failed one, stonewalled drilling permits in the Gulf, but also he has demonstrated an attitude of not worrying about the price of gas in favor of his green energy pursuits until the price became damaging politically.
The party in power takes the hit. What they did to Bush comes right back at them. No need to shed any tears.
Take also the economic collapse in the fall of 2008. Members of both parties had blame. The bad paper the financial institutions handled existed because of defective mortgages (Freddie and Fanny and the Democrats). In fact a couple of years before, McCain made a speech on the Senate floor trying to get more oversight to F&F and warned of a collapse. Did he get credit for that in the election in 2008? No way. It was on the Republican's watch and they took the hit.
Obama will take the hit this time. This is not goody two-shoes, turn the other cheek. McCain insisted Obama's past association should not be considered, and look what it got him.