And 2009 started off so promisingly ...
The past 12 months have not been such a good stretch for the United States.
We did have an historic inauguration in January 2009 but its been pretty downhill since then.
The summer brought us discontent as the two sides in the health-care debate fought tooth and nail to have their voices and concerns heard.
The economy sputtered along. Although the numbers later in the year started getting stronger, I don’t think anyone is ready or willing to say there will be a vast improvement in 2010.