"That Obama came in at number 12 his first time out is quite impressive," Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University professor and C-SPAN adviser, said in a press release.Don Surber is a little more critical of the Obama years.
Obama leaves the White House having achieved nothing positive on the economic front, nothing positive on the international front, and nothing positive on the domestic front.
The Professor says it best, though.
He’s the best black president, though, and given the way he poisoned the racial well, he’s likely to hold that status for quite a while.
Obama was our affirmative action president. He was the liberal dream-boat, but I can't see anything positive out of his tenure. His lasting legacy will be nailed down over the next 20 years, but I think that 12th is overly optimistic. I'm no expert on the presidency, and I'm certainly not an historian, but I'd rank him near the bottom of the presidents during my lifetime.