FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
With the election of Barack Obama, President Bush is now a certified lame duck who will quickly disappear in the rear view mirror.
In 2000, we elected a guy we'd like to have a beer with. Huge mistake.
Bush soared when the Twin Towers came down. On September 14, 2001, he gave a rousing speech to rescue workers at Ground Zero. It was arguably his finest hour with 90 percent approval ratings and the entire world ready to step in and help the United States in any way they could.
But Bush blew it. The next seven years were pretty much a steady downward spiral. The invasion of Iraq, torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, domestic spying, secrecy, lost White House emails, zero accountability and the economy in ruins.
President Bush will leave office as arguably one of the worst presidents this country ever had. His approval ratings are at an all-time low. He is so unpopular he dared not show his face on the campaign trail.
The ultimate irony is without the utter disaster that was the Bush Presidency, an African-American would probably not have been elected president. Funny how things work out. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, did as much to get Barack Obama elected as the primary voters in Iowa did on a cold January night earlier this year.
Historians will render the final verdict, but you can have your say right now.
Here’s my question to you: What will you miss most about President Bush?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Nicks from Bklyn, New York writes:
It's going to be tough but he's leaving us with so many memories. With tears in my eyes, I'll be reminded of our gazillion dollar deficit when I pay my adjustable rate mortgage. In spirit, I'll hear his voice on the phone and wonder what was the fuss about wire tappings. And when it becomes so unbearable that he is gone, I'll re-read the Patriot Act and remind myself how much he has done and cry for joy some more.
Two things we won’t miss: the humiliation Americans suffered watching Bush fumble his way around the world stage among foreign leaders speaking the English language better than he did; and the insult to our democracy and government we suffered at the hands of Bush's puppet master, Dick Cheney.
I will miss seeing an "every man" type as leader of the free world. Though his mistakes were numerous and his missteps well-documented, he was more a victim of those around him and the fact that he trusted them so much.
Jack, I truly believe President Bush is a good Christian man. Challenges he faced during his Administration, no one ever faced. Our country got attacked by Islamic terrorists. His foreign policy failed. History will tell the American people about his presidency.
Syrus from Kirkland, Washington writes:
I just now realized the inadequacy of the word "nothing" despite the fact that President Bush has shown me just that over the last 8 years.
Heather from Flagstaff, Arizona writes:
Ask again in a year when we've had time to gather some perspective. Right now it's still too fresh. It's like walking away from a bad 8 year marriage.
Kevin from Pennsylvania writes:
That Dick Cheney didn't take him hunting.