Looking back, it is clear to Jim Cramer that the world changed on Election Day in 2016.
"You may love the results or hate them, but one thing is for certain, just getting the darned election over with turned out to be a big deal," the "Mad Money" host said.
If President-elect Donald Trump delivered on all of his pro-business promises, then many of the strong moves of the stock market could be justified, he added.
"What is really dawning on people right now is exactly how frozen our economy was by this endless election and how unthawed it seems to be now," Cramer said.
In 2008, Trump outlined to Cramer his opinion of OPEC, and how he would handle oil prices. Trump noted that every time interest rates went down, oil prices went up, in a methodical fashion. At the time, oil prices were teetering on $100 and were predicted to head higher.
"Nobody in this country calls and says get that goddamn oil price down. You get it down, and they can do it! In the old days our people, our presidents used to call. We don't call anymore," Trump said. "They ought to call, and they say you get that price down, and you get it down fast … If spoken to properly, those prices would come down like you wouldn't believe." Trump said.