I have to agree, for the most part, with Jay Tea over at Wizbang:
Economy a bit on the shaky side: CheckI don't think we are screwed, but we will be in for some unpleasant times. Hopefully Obama won't make as much of a mess as Jemma did.
Very unpopular Republican president blamed for the loss of his (would-be) successor: Check
Trouble with Iran brewing: Check
Energy crisis: Check
Smiling, cheerful national newcomer Democrat elected as president:<Check
Career Washington insider elected as vice-president: Check
Russians/Soviets feeling belligerent and expansionistic: CheckMan, we are so screwed...