Nicholas Sarcozy lost because the left has control of the media. If a socialist is in charge they ignore events that cast their guy in a bad light, like they do in America, but if a Conservative wins they focus only on the bad. Everyone has been hearing about Austerity. This means cutting back on government spending. The press pounces on any hardship this causes. What socialists like Obama have been doing is flushing government with cash in the form of bail outs and stimulus. Problem is there's a finite supply of cash, so eventually the spigot goes dry. The uproar is loud when the sick and the crippled, special interests, and government sponsored beneficiaries see the benefits cut. They want to blame someone. Guess who gets blamed. The people that said we couldn't afford all of this Stimulus. The junkies need there fix and the left is there for them, they hope. So if you wonder why Obama spent so much, this is why. He knows that even if he loses the left will still win....because not enough people are paying attention. It worked in France. Why can't it work here. His only solution is tax the rich. When the numbers proved this to be no solution he simply said it was a good start. Trust Obama. Is America stupid enough to trust him again? France tells me yes.