He hasn’t fucked up the stock market, nor did he create the current credit crisis. The credit markets and obviously the major stock markets are fucked up badly at the moment, but Bush didn’t fuck them up anymore than I did or anyone else posting in this thread.
The “policies of Bush coming home to roost” is an excellent campaign strategy because most people who vote are dumb enough to dimly believe that the President is God-King of the American (and Global) Economy who actually gets to control whether or not the financial markets perform well or not.
I voted for Bush twice, and have never regretted those votes. Yet I’ve always said he’s fucked up royally in a lot of instances. But he didn’t create a financial house of cards in which trillions of dollars in paper assets were created from the 1990s on until 2007, the banks did that. They’ve paid dearly for it, and we’re going to pay dearly for it. Maybe Bush should have done something to regulate this better, but Clinton never did, and FWIW banks all across the world were involved in the trading and creating of these paper assets (which have proven almost impossible to value when things get ugly), so if Bush failed in his duties then so did the leaders of every other major market economy on earth.