when obama took office, the stock market was crashing the hardest it has since the great depression. now it has recovered almost back to where it was.
when obama took office, the american auto industry was moribund. now it appears robust.
when obama took office, we were embroiled in two seemingly endless wars. now we are out of one and the other will be over by the end of 2014.
when obama took office, osama bin laden was a free man. now he is dead.
were people born 3.5 years ago? who in their right mind who was alive and conscious when obama took office could possibly, in any meaningful way, argue that we are not better off than when obama took office. again, the republic platform: we left obama an awful mess and he did not clean it up fast enough so put us back in power.