It doesn't really matter. People wanted Obama to fix almost ten years of escalating problems overnight and anything short of that is basically grounds for impeachment. Of course, things could be even worse than they are right now--we could be in a depression rather than a levelling out recession right now--but nobody is really thinking of that.
We live in the "We want it immediately" age, and any President after Bush was going to be in trouble--especially one who gets strong opposition for almost everything he tries to do from every direction (including from members of his own party)....
Free your mind, and the rest will follow.