Hello pramodgokhale - the USA could use a little introspection when evaluating their vote for president 4 years ago. I can only point to the Europeans, who Obama has encouraged to adopt Keynesian government spending, taxation and stimulus policies similar to those implemented by Obama. As you can see, the Euro is falling apart. Citizens are rioting because of government cut backs. France's wealthy are fleeing and taking their money and businesses with them because of the 75 percent tax Hollande imposed (with the vibrant encouragement of the testicularly challenged boy-wonder - Barrack "gi'me all yo money" Obama).
As for the mud slinging in the presidential race - that is all the boy-wonder has to offer. Obama has two things he can claim as a success - Obamacare (which 60 percent of Americans and 90% of businesses want repealed) and killing Osama. Obama's economic policies are an unmitigated disaster which has caused a modern day depression. Obama's energy policies have driven up the cost of gasoline in the US by 104 percent, shut down 15 coal fired power plants owned by FirstEnergy, forced the closure of 6 coal mines owned by Alpha Natural Resources. And Obama's foreign policy of leading from behind and getting "consensus" has proven to be deadly to Americans, which has emboldened our enemies.
Leading my friend, is not achieved via consensus. Leading is showing conviction, strength, resolve and doing what others are unwilling to do because it is most likely unpopular, difficult and treacherous which requires sacrifice. When you think of leaders think of George Washington or General Macarthur, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan.
But what America has now as a so-called leader is a pathetic excuse and shinning example of the putrid rubbish America has been producing for the past 50 years of expanding the socialist Entitlement State. Unless America returns to its capitalist principles based on Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness - where else is there to go? And in order to get back to basics - Obama must be defeated.