That's sort of where I was CR. I think President Bush was too much of a disappointment to many of us on too many issues to be deserving of another term. So I would not have voted for him in the primaries for sure. I don't think John McCain would have been a whole lot better, but I think he might have disappointed us in different areas than President Bush disappointed us? And he might have been a pleasant surprise and a really great President too.
Toward the end of the primaries, I was supporting Hillary as a better choice than Obama though I had pretty much equal confidence in both and equal complaints about both, but in different areas.
But I think national security is a higher priority than global warming issues for instance, and I think the overall economy is more important than immediate repair of social security, etc.--in other words, I pay attention to most issues but I do prioritize them in their importance for me.
For that reason, had the election been between President Bush and Senator Obama, I think I would have marked the square for Bush. I believe as bad as he has been, he has the more correct view of both national security and the economy. I voted for McCain for the same reason even though he was by far not my choice to be the GOP candidate.
Nevertheless, I certainly feel no animosity toward Barack Obama and I continue to hold out hope that he will be a most pleasant surprise and will prove to be the best choice for our time. He will have my full support when I can in good conscience support him. And, as I have done with all our Presidents, I will oppose and criticize when I cannot in good conscience support what he proposes.