For some reason people don't want to give Barack Obama the credit he deserves for all the good things he did in his two terms as president. A lot of it seems like it stems from pure racism and most of it is the loud mouth Republicans who treat everything like it's a playground brawl and mind you there are plenty of Democrats that have done the same thing but Obama is different. Obama has tried very hard to unify the parties and the country. All he has ever wanted is unity and understanding in this country but for some reason nobody wants that. He's had a lot to deal with and he has handled it pretty well. Gas prices have went down, the economy is getting better, we got Osama Bin Laden. You might rip him on Obamacare but if Republicans could work with him there wouldn't be any problems. And as far as ISIS goes, if the Reagan administration hadn't've created the Taliban then we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now. You can't blame Obama for everything. Know your history and put the ignorance to bed.
I think that it is fair to say, in retrospect, that Barack Obama was a good president. A good president, definitely - perhaps not a great one. I think that Obama's lasting legacy will have more to do with what he represented rather than any lasting policies or decisions he made while in power.
Barack Obama was a good president. He made a distinct effort to boost moral and make changes while in office. He respected the system and what came before him but made strides to fix what he found to be broken. He was also clearly comfortable in the role and did not let the job of the presidency change his personality.
Most American presidents have not been good, and I'd go as far as to say that the only truly great presidents we've had are Lincoln and FDR. Obama screwed up so many things (thinking Republicans would ever compromise, extending executive power in the Middle East, the absurd means-testing of Obamacare) but the sheer incompetence and villainy of over presidents still probably make him a top 10 president overall.