If Romney and the Republicans take over, not only will Medicare's guarantee be gone -- forever -- but we will experience the same financial, housing and general economic collapse as we did under George W Bush.
We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.
Obama presented his economic team -- all protégés of Robert Rubin -- just as the Treasury was pumping out billions to rescue Citibank -- which featured Rubin as chair of its executive committee. Is this the change we need?