Back in 2008 Obama ran on a positive message of hope and change, because no body knew who he was and he didn't have a record yet. Not to mention the previous GOP administration wasn't so good! Fast forward to 2012, Obama has killed hope and changed nothing. His administration is plagued with broken promises (close gitmo for ex), scandals (Fast and Furious), very suspect appointments (Van Jones), record deficit (what is it now $17 trillion) that's above our GDP, record budget deficit (raised spending to 4.4 tril when revenue is 2.2 tril and the proposes to raise spending to 6.8 tril OUCH), has NOT even passed a budget during his term (first time in US history), record number of Americans on food stamps, record percentage under the poverty line, Faux unemployment still over 8%, Real unemployment between 16-20%, underemployment increasing to epidemic levels, GAS PRICES are approaching $5 a gallon, record foreclosure rates, his flagship pieceof legislation, Healthcare Affordability Act is a failure (it about to be overturned and it has SKYROCKETED healthcare premiums and costs and promises to make it worse when Obaminationcare fully goes into effect 2014) and lastly he has divided the country like no President has ever done since the Civil War! He can't win on a record or ideology, so what he will do is try to divide the country and toss more mud at his opponent than has ever been tossed before!