Barack Obama will go down as one of the top quarter of American Presidents, and finally, public opinion has caught up with reality.
Obama now sports a 58 percent rating, a level he had not reached since his first year in office, 2009.
Through thick and thin, crises, intransigence, and challenge, Obama has emerged as a path breaking President who has transformed America in many ways.
He has shown courage, principle, determination, and has added class and dignity to the Oval Office.
He will be much missed when he retires on January 20, 2017.
Those who are his critics, and in many cases his dire enemies, who have wished him ill and even death, will go into the dustbin of history in an unflattering way, while Obama will shine as, in the estimate of this author, as number 11 out of 43 Presidents (counting Grover Cleveland only once), and will, over time, end up in the top ten of all Presidents.
The Obama years have been historic, and will have a great impact on the future of the United States!