When Alaska's economy collapsed in 1986, there wasn't a single spec home built in Anchorage for six years. Apartments and condos didn't resume in quantity for 12. That's typical of how long it takes for economies to turn around.
When Bush took office, thanks to eight years of Clinton's policies, the nation had a balanced budget and a thriving economy. Seven years into Bush's new policies unemployment was rising at a record rate. By the end of Bush's eighth year, according to http://zfacts.com/node/319, the nation was losing a historical never before seen 800,000 Jobs every month.
Obama's stimulus package, the package Republicans say didn't work, reversed the rising unemployment the month following its passage. Within a year, the nation's job hemorrhage had shrunk to zero. The number of American jobs has been slowly climbing ever since.
Obama's biggest mistake was underestimating how long the economy would take to fully recover.
If Romney is elected, he will re-embrace Bush's policies and finish steering America's economy over the economic cliff George Bush almost sent us over.