I have voted no on this question.
The reason for my negative response is that although he is a gifted rhetorician (which is presumably why the power elites of the left selected him), he has shown himself not to be a particularly effective nor decisive leader.
Although he has succeeded in keeping himself above the fray so far, I believe that his abdiction of control and authority to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will ultimately lead to his undoing.
The anti-intellectual and anti-rational demagoguery of that pair will ultimately lead to the demise of what has been a brilliantly conceived and executed strategy.
As a conservative, I shed no tears but as one who appreciates fine political craft I am suprised at his failure of leadership. Hillary was right, who do you want to answer the phone at 3AM? If you are a liberal hoping for a long run, certainly not a gifted rhetorician!
Every Democrat does that. Nothing special there.
You didn't expect leadership from someone who's never been in charge of anything, did you?
Oh I wish -- I WISH -- he HAD done absolutely NOTHING. If that was the case, he WOULD have been, so far, a GREAT President.
NO! He is spending like no tomorrow driving us deep into debt. He is buying public companies (what is he thinking?). Seems like he wants the government to have a piece of everything. The man is out of control. This is NOT what I signed up for. I felt good during the election. He has lied over and over. What ever happened to "I will post all the bills on the internet so everyone can sere exactly what we are doing".. Has not happened! Oh...by the way. If I wanted to invest in GM I would have purchased stock!!! I could go on for another hour but enough said. The man is WAY more left then I thought and all the spending will drive us into a depression, not get us healthy as a nation.
Undecided, it's too early. Though I doubt I'll approve in the end. I think >90% of our presidents have totally sucked.
Switching positions when it's politically convenient; having no principles is always a GREAT quality in a President.
Signing the largest domestic spending bills in American history without even reading them.
The firing of Inspectors General in violation of the law (a law he helped legislate) and for purely political purposes, i.e. protecting one of his political allies/cronies.
Spending hundreds of thousands of tax payers' dollars on a coronation and a night at the Opera while the rest of the country is literally reeling from an economic crisis, one he's pathologically incapable of solving.
Apologizing to anyone who'll listen and calling it "diplomacy".
And just being an overall crappy President.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)