Imagine the opportunity Obama had. If we were to believe him and this was the worse recession since the great depression. It wasn't but let's pretend. Then that gives him the greatest opportunity to look great. Historically that is what has happened. The greater the recession the greater the recovery. Not so much now. Obama did everything he wanted and look where we are. He went from a chance to be the greatest to being a dud. The Worst Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression The American Spectator : The Worst Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression The American historical record is that the worse the recession the stronger the recovery, as traditional, long-term, American prosperity has always been restored.