As an outsider, I can only make passing comments on each issue:
Economy definately #1, as it has been for several presidential regimes. America runs on credit, that is borrowing from virtually every country on this planet, giving bonds as security. The USD is at an all-time low world-wide and still falling, thus dragging us all down with it. Unaccountable expenditure - especially in the fields of the Military, Defence, Reconstruction - are out of control, yet the ones who squander the most are the very ones telling YOU to tighten thier belts.
Iraq #2: Perhaps the most questionable war of all. For personal reasons Saddam had to be brought to justice, though under the de facto "War on Terror" prolonged the agony. He was a man that richly deserved the lack of justice he meted out to others.
Terrorism #3: The "War on Terror" has succeeded in furthering the "cause" and the ranks of the Terrorists. What is a terrorist?
Terrorists are spawn out of chaotic scenarios to achieve thier version of a utopia. Many of those that commit acts of terrorism are (deliberately kept) ignorant of the world at large by thier leaders who only plan, though not take part, thier deeds.
For me, terrorism is also going into a sovereign country, kidnapping a suspect, subjecting the subject to torture - sorry, aggressive interrogation - then when finding they've got the wrong guy, keep him detained as a "potential" terrorist.
Health care #4: Get this straight, social medicare is NOT the path to (your interpretation of) communism. It's all about looking after the well-being of your citizens with being blinded by a shining dollar sign.
NO health care program runs at a profit in most countries - this is kept bouyant by taxes. That after all is part of the reason you pay taxes. It is your taxes that pay the salaries and perks of the goverment, therefore YOU are THIER boss.
Foreign Policy #5: George Wanker Bush has regarded the other 95.6% of the world as being his personal door-mat for too long.
He has constantly displayed his ability to turn even Americas most staunch allies into sworn enemies, has rekindled a cold war that he keeps insisting is over, though acts as though its esculating.
The next president has a major uphill struggle to undo the damage, and the current administration should be held fully accountable for creating this catastrophy and not the usual sacrificial lambs to protect "the important".
Immigration #6: WTF is this an issue. Can no-one read the inscription on the dias of the Statue of Liberty?
What is a true American? To me the only true Americans (or thier survivors) were forced to live in badly maintained reservations a century ago. Other than that, all American citizens are either immigrants or the decendants of immigrants and it is this plurality that make America unique. Now some want to build a wall, thus creating thier own prison.
Enviroment #7: Too many overstated facts and figures on both sides of the argument here, but one thing is clear. The current mal-adminstration wants the rest of the world to clean up allowing them carte blanc
to esculate thier pollution levels in the name of "American Industry". Meanwhile the corporate fat cat outsource to inflate thier already obscene profit margins.
Societal Values #8: I have no opinion on this. Freedom of the individual is the foundation stone of America.
Back to work........