with the collapse of very large wall street firms alot of people are telling me they are thinking of voting democratic this year, this worries me because i think the democrats are using the economic instability in the country to blame the republicans. If you want an example of why this would not be a good idea, i'll point you to history: 04 election, if John "heinz" kerry was elected he vowed to immediately pull troops out of iraq. That would have put us in far worse shape than we are now. When we abruptly turned over military control to south vietnam the north immediately took over killing hundreds of thousands in loas and cambodia. Same thing would have happened in the gulf only we rely on resources in the gulf which would have jacked oil to way over 200 a barrell. Also, i don't think anyone who wants a liberal in office for change knows just how much it wouldn't change. Obama's idea of releiving gas prices are keep buying oil from people who want us dead while he recieves kickbacks from major oil producing countries, and researching alternative fuels that are 15-20 years away and that will do nothing for me untill i am 50. In our current economic state i dont beleive we need a socialist economic president in the white house.