Bush was much better at screwing up the measure of Capitalist success than Obama. A few days after the election on November 7, 2008 the DOW closed at 8,943.81.
Under the last few months of the Bush administration the DOW plummeted. On January 4, 2008 the DOW closed at 12,800.18, but by October 31, 2008 the DOW sunk to 9,325.01.
Three days after President Obama was sworn in (January 23, 2009), the DOW closed at 8,077.56. His Socialist Agenda to destroy American business is a dismal failure so far.
Wall Street seems to be thriving in the United Socialist States of America.
12 APRIL 2010 DOW CLOSE