That’s a tough one. Economic recessions are always tough ones for presidents to deal with. The Dems would have to choose an unsuitable candidate if they’re to loose.
Well, the thing is that Recessions can be helped by restoring consumer faith. Investing in infrastructure and other projects would encourage the economy and help the flow of money. As for the debt, well, increase taxes on the rich. It's not that complicated.
It's tough because politicians usually don't like inconveniencing the rich. So the issue here is dealing with that. The people are beginning to wake up to that and with no Tea Party movement, anger is going in just one direction.
Of course, the Dems and GOP ain’t gonna cave to the will of the people. Not that bad yet.