I'm not saying Obama's a great candidate, but I would consider him the lesser of two evils. Realistically there's no quick fix to the economic crisis, neither candidate has an amazing plan that will instantly revive our economy. The Great Depression lasted a long time and would have lasted through the 40's had it not been for WWII. If nothing else Obama's kept the economy at a level where it hasn't gotten worse. The auto industry is stabilizing, we have universal health care (whether or not you agree with it. I personally don't think it's the greatest bill but I definitely think we need something. It's sad when our nation which is suppose to be one of the greatest has a horrible health care system), Don't ask don't tell got repealed (and was recently revealed after vigorous research and investigation not to have had ANY negative effects on the military), he helped with the New START (STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty), and we finally pulled troops out of Iraq. I suppose you could list Bin Laden in there but I think that was more of a joint all around effort, Obama played his part but doesn't deserve sole credit for it (although I don't agree with Romney constantly blasting him saying he deserves no credit for it). Those accomplishments are enough for me to believe in him for another four years.
As an egalitarian I'd also like to see him reelected just because he's the first president not against gay marriage. With the threat of trying to get reelected if he does get reelected gone (2 terms) I think he'd be willing to fight more strongly for equality.
Romney doesn't strike me as a horrible candidate but I'm very suspicious of his ties to special interest. I also don't agree with a lot of his social views but then again I don't usually agree with conservative views socially. I'm also a bit suspicious as to why he's so hesitant to release his tax returns, I don't think he's really hiding anything but at the same time by not releasing them he's making it a huge deal. His VP choice seemed kind of weak to me too but then again anything's better than Palin.
I have to say overall I'm just tired of these campaigns. They drag on for months, billions of dollars are spent on smear campaigns and at the end of the day what's the point? You really want to impress me, put all that money towards a good cause instead of trying to make me hate a person. It's been getting progressively worse every four years, the 08 campaign was bad, and 04 wasn't great either.
I dunno, at the end of the day I don't really care about national politics as much. I already know which way my state is voting and I'm more concerned about California's State Ballot this year which has a lot of pressing propositions. If I had to guess today I'd say Obama will barely win the presidential election, but it's really going to be anyones game barring something drastic come November 6th.
Ohh also I think Clinton's speech stole the show