Even knowing the criteria, I just don't think that Obama is a good pick. His presidency just isn't that influential compared to other ones. The industries that he "saved" are largely beneficiaries of bailouts started under the Bush Administration. The Iraq War ended as the result of an agreement signed by Bush, and Obama tried and failed to extend it. The three main bills signed under him: the stimulus, Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank were largely watered down or didn't completely overhaul the system. It's also worth noting that that all of this happened before 2012. Certain people weighed much more heavily on the world consciousness. Personally, I think that Netanyahu or Merkel would have made a better choice.