Romney tried to sell this baloney in November and ended up with 47%.<quoted text>
If the trillions added since January 2009 - which far exceed any increase Bush incurred - spurred the economy back on track, you might have an argument.
If the fallout from the housing market crisis had not happened or if more democrats had heeded the warnings, you might have an argument.
If democrats had not controlled both houses of Congress from January 2007 to January 2010 and not controlled the purse strings for four consecutive years during the massive increase in the deficit, you might have an argument.
But as Bob Woodward said, this is the Obama era. History will hold him responsible. You can pretend like it's anyone else's fault all you want to.
How can you be 100% sure Bush and republicans wouldn't have turned things around a long time ago if they had been given the chance? They weren't. That's why you can never be sure.
Bush Stock Market Crash Oct 2008.
Voters remember republican rush to deregulation causing the crash.