I think I've figured out why Barack Obama can't seem to get the Country back on a solid economic track--he killed too many brain cells smoking pot in high school and college (not to mention his admitted cocaine use). Thank god he isn't George Bush or this would be a real issue.
Obama was a member of the "Choom Gang" in high school. Apparently, "Choom" is a term for smoking marijuana. He details in one of his books how big of a role smoking pot played in his high school and college years--facts that are supported by his classmates.
In his high school yearbook, he thanks the Choom Gang along with his drug dealer--I guess M-O-M took up too much space.