At the beginning of 2007 the unemployment rate was 4.5%, the deficit was $190 billion and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was around 14,000. Jan 2007 is also when the House and Senate saw Democrats sworn in as the majority party.
Its all been downhill since then.
Maybe, just maybe, someone in the media will think to ask Barack Obama about his remarks blaming the fiscal mess on Republicans?? Probably not going to happen.