With all due respect to our President-Elect Barack Obama, the issues left behind by the near-retard Preznit Dubya Bush are wide-ranging and critical. Not only are we involved in two over-seas wars, but we are immersed in a deep credit crisis, created by massive de-regulation and greed. There are still rogue states seeking nuclear arms, former allies to get close to again, former enemies who need to be dealt with, etc. The world community, ignored and dismissed by the Bush administration, takes some solace from this election but the problems still exist and the new President will have to be at the forefront of the solutions. In other words, STAKES IS HIGH.