To ensure we fairly evalute Obama’s presidency, we must ask ourselves now what our expectations are for his term. It’s not as easy as you think, considering that many of America’s current woes should be improved by even a mediocre president.
We’ve heard a lot of hyperbole about how Bush was the “Worst. President. Ever.” and Obama’s inauguration is the most exciting in a half century. So to avoid future bias, this is a good time to ask yourself: where do you set Obama’s bar? That is, what does Obama have to do for you to consider him a “good” president, or even better than Bush?