Wednesday, November 14, 2012
My friend Michael Taube has a depressing but I suspect very prescient piece on Bo's second term. God help us all. TAUBE: Predicting Obama’s legacy On Nov. 6, Americans chose President Obama over GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. If Mr. Obama’s second term turns out to be anything like his first, the voters will quickly come to regret that decision. Mr. Obama is a lame-duck president. He is in his final term and won’t be able to run for this particular political office ever again. That being said, each step he takes will have significant implications for his fellow Democrats in 2014 (the midterm elections) and 2016 (the presidential election). Mr. Obama is in the early stages of building his so-called political legacy. Long before his presidential memoirs are written, his speaking tour is arranged and the groundbreaking ceremony for his presidential library is set, the president’s leadership needs to be evaluated historically in some way, shape or form. Unless things change dramatically in the next four years, Mr. Obama’s legacy is on pace to rank him among the worst U.S. presidents of all time.
Posted by Roy Eappen at 6:21 AM