In the long run? Serious question. -No matter who wins the debt will continue to spin out of control and likely be approaching $20trillion by the end of the next presidential term. -And the economy, in no small part due to the governments lack of fiscal control, will likely not improve much. These are just a couple of things, feel free to add more. But the major issues facing this country aren't going to be resolved by the next president. And the propensity of politicians these days to be more loyal to party than country will prevent any real action being done to attempt to solve them. Frankly I think whichever party wins this election will most certainly lose the one four years later. I am a Republican, but I think the Republicans are kidding themselves if they think they can come in and turn this ship around, IMO there is no turning it around.