So - stepping back and looking historically vs. politically, won’t Obama have nailed many/most of his policy objectives, while at the same time be in a moment in history when many major events took place?
- Healthcare Reform
- Trans Pacific Partnership
- The bailout bill
- Same-sex marriage
- Immigration - not cleanly and not yet.
- Guantanamo - a glaring failure
- Economic recovery
- Iran deal
- Getting out of Afghanistan; building a Libya coalition (of course Libya is a mess right now)
- 3 SCOTUS nominees
You get the idea; sorry for everything I have no doubt missed. There will be much discussed about his use of drones and other privacy issues. But, jeez, by most measures, wouldn’t his administration be characterized as a success by his terms?
Fascinating to consider how this will look in a few decades. It has felt so anxiously messy, but in a macro way appears different.