Apr 14, 2015 11:18 PM GMT
NYT: A new survey of American Political Science Association members puts him 18th — there is no doubt that the time of his presidency will be remembered as transformational.
It is nearly impossible to overstate how close we came to economic collapse in 2008 and how frightened we all were.
Now, that has turned around. The private sector has seen job growth for 59 straight months. The unemployment rate was down to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest since 2008, and as Reuters pointed out last month, new claims for unemployment benefits reached “the lowest level in nearly 15 years.”
And in 2012, Obama became the first sitting president to support same-sex marriage. When Obama took office, same-sex marriage was rare; now it’s legal in 37 states.
The New Republic even dubbed Obama the “Gay-Rights President,” and it is hard to argue with that.