Yesterday, I met up with an old friend of mine who I had not met in awhile. She had been working overseas for a few years and only recently returned to Singapore.
As we were talking, the topic went to politics and current U.S President Barack Obama. She was of the notion that Obama hasn't been a good president for the U.S as he hasn't done much. Now this is not an unusual thing. I know that Gar from Random Ramblings has the same feeling.
I don't understand it. Personally, I don't think he did that bad of a job. He's not the greatest America is going to get, but I do think he did a fair job as U.S President. When he took over, America was in 2 wars, in a housing crisis, in financial crisis, and it's international reputation was in tatters.
As he head in an election this year with Mitt Romney, America is out of Iraq, going out of Afghanistan (admitting losing the war for America), slowly recovering from the financial crisis and its international reputation is in full recovery.
Not a bad job in 4 years I think. Like I said earlier, Obama is not going to be the greatest president America will ever have but considering where they were when he took over, I think everyone will have to agree he has to get a passing grade.