1) Sarah Palin. This may change your view of her a bit. It did mine.
2) Worldwide recession fears. I don't have a clue how to stave this one off other than get some incentives in place to show that Americans are going to keep buying things. If that needs to be upper-end, non-credit-laden Americans, so be it ... we need to keep people buying.
3) ACORN. You have to read this one for yourself. Say what you want, I think ACORN is a poorly run organization of folks just trying to drive a very liberal and even racist agenda.
4) Lobbyists. As someone who has recently worked extensively with a Capitol Hill lobbyist, I agree that reform is necessary. But I do not know that opening up our congresspeople to more lobbyists is the correct reform. What if just plain old people like you, me, and Sarah Palin could really be heard? That would be the answer. You betcha.