As Egypt's military and opposition groups prepare to oust President Mohammed Morsi, it's worth taking a look at just why so many Egyptians think a new leader, a military coup -- anything really -- would be better than the president they democratically elected just a year ago.
When Morsi came into office last year, he laid out a plan for the nation that included some 64 distinct "promises." Just six hours after announcing his roadmap, an Egyptian entrepreneur named Abbas Adel Ibrahim launched the "Morsi meter," a site that aimed to track progress on the new president's commitments for his first 100 days in office. (It took a cue from Politifact.com's Obameter). Since then, millions of people have checked back to follow the new leader's progress.
Suffice it to say, the Meter does not reflect well on Morsi:
According to the site, he's only achieved 10 of the 64 promises, most notably failing to make progress on the nation's chronic security issues and fuel shortages.
"The country doesn't have money, so the country doesn't have gas," as one Cairo taxi driver put it to Al-Monitor, "while staring in frustration at a downtown traffic jam of cars haphazardly lined up near a gas station."