It really bugs me that the Romney ticket doesn't fight back against B. Obama's stock line about "the same failed policies that got us into this mess." There must be a good way to craft a 60-second response to this. Part of the response should come from this excellent piece by my friend Jim Guirard.
Short version: The Bush economy was pretty much hunky-dory. Things started going to hell only after Pelosi and Reid took over Congress at the beginning of 2007.