Is Obama overrated as a candidate?

In some ways on could perhaps say that Obama moved from a “not good enough” to “barely good enough” President during his first term – given the rough spot he’s been dealt as the 44th President. But he’s not very good as a candidate, and he doesn’t appear to be very good at working with Congress either, building alliences and engaging in the political process.

But, he’s what’s there. The alternative is way worse. 

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Is Obama overrated as a candidate? – The Washington Post:

Is Obama overrated as a candidate?

In his closing remarks at the first debate in Denver last week, President Obama uttered the following sentence: “Four years ago, I said that I’m not a perfect man and I wouldn’t be a perfect president.”

For anyone who has watched Obama campaign for a second term this year, the phrase is old hat — part of the president’s seemingly self-effacing acknowledgment that he has, is and will continue to make mistakes but that he does so in the service of trying to do the right thing. (….)

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