Welcome to A2K Bill. We've been debating this for a while now and there are several here who support your opinion, but a lot of us see it differently. Obama has demonstrated his ability to surround himself with very sharp people, listen to their opinions and make the big call. On the economic front, the key example is McCain's proposed gas tax holiday over the summer. Senator Clinton quickly jumped on board even though economists all over the country said that such a move would take vital funds away from our infrastructure accounts and allow refiners to take home more profits without relief making it to the consumer. Obama refused to endorse such an action even though it might have played well with the electorate. On foreign policy, Obama publicly objected to the Iraq war when the country was in war fever. Once again, not a popular position, but in hind sight the correct one. He didn't object because he is a pacifist, but because there was no demonstrated threat the to US or our interests. He's repeatedly stated that he wants to move our troops to Afganistan where the real enemy is instead of fighting the people of Iraq. Compare that to his opponent who was calling for an invasion of Iraq as soon as initial success was evident in Afganistan, who has ignored Afganistan even though there is a direct connection between our enemies there and 911 and who has called for military action against Iran, opening a third front in a war where we are already stretched thin.
Overall, Obama has demonstrated strong judgement on both domestic and international fronts. That doesn't mean that he won't make mistakes going forward or that our problems will be miraculously solved the day he is sworn in, but I think you don't need to sweat our impending doom... unless McCain is elected.