Originally Posted by Rohirrim
My guess would be that he never studied economics, knew very little about it (like the majority of politicians), and assumed this recession would be like all other recessions. No doubt he had guys like Larry Summers feeding him those figures.
What happened is GWB was so unpopular and Democrat would have won that election. So what do dems do? Put someone up with experience, that has accomplished many things in his life? NO! They put up a lawyer with no trial experience, an elitist who spent all his time at a university or working for the govt. Just someone who had no idea about the private sector.
I work with attorney's and they all make fun of him for going to law school at harvard but being a joke of an attorney. How many cases do you think he won?
At harvard he avoided all the things most law review students particiapte in. Like debates and mock trials. He's a fraud.