Tim, first of all, congratulations on carving a niche in the business world that creates a demand through the thick and the thin of the economy, you obviously have the intelligence to have found a business model that works in all fiscal climates. Secondly, you seem to have read WAY too much into my post, and obviously, you and I will always be at an impasse to political opinion, but I am defending the capitalist in general, as it was what has built our nation into the super power it is. Even without all the low taxation, our citizens are the most financially benevolent nation on Earth to their own and to other nations (which I believe needs to be curtailed significantly) because they are inspired and compelled to be, not because they are forced to be through taxation. However, the big government model is a theory that has been proven time and time again, and does not work long term when true liberty is desired.
Obama's charisma has indeed diminished, as the negativity from and his cabinet towards any conservative agendas and pundits has increased twofold due to his first term, and this race (based on the popular vote) proved it. He has polarized much of this nation and is not a proponent of the center, and when he uses the term "fundamentally change America", that's a HUGE, threatening statement to those who have built their lives and flourished under the current system.
I cannot understand those still approve of Obama when his past statements, associations, written works, unproven documentation, and questionable ethics professionally, that are conceivably anti-American are out there for the world to see for itself.