President Obama is, indeed, a con(!)sumate politician. He is a centrist who leans more heavily to the right, but whose 'Executive Policy' leans ostensibly to the left. The man has been re-elected to the highest office in the country, by appealing to the most voters who would otherwise vote the other way. That's American politics.<quoted text>
I think Obama is very intelligent, has studied history carefully, is a masterful politician, and cares deeply for his country. He has made mistakes, yes. He has also been faced with the Republican party's attempts to make him fail, whatever the cost (remember the mantra of the early days, the goal was to make him a one-term president). He is by no means the socialist as some attempt to characterize him.
Obama also epitomizes "family values". He is a caring and loyal husband and father, making him (and Michelle) an example for others.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell. I realize I won't get much agreement here.
His wife has exemplified the best qualities of every publicly effective First Lady: Decisively and unashamedly raising her children; involvement in causes dear to her, regardless of popular sentiment; availability to the Public; and an innate fashion sense.
Three more years, and it's on to the next one.
One can only hope it's not Jeb Bush, although of all the dynastic heirs to that 'throne', he's the least offensive to the base of conservatives who USED TO comprise the Republican party.