Obama was surprising strong on the issue of fighting and decimating the Islamic terrorists, not just in running down bin Laden, but in the unprecedented number of drone assassinations — we became the assassination nation, par excellence, under this Democrat president.
But his divisive and poorly conceived (the young refused to pay for the health insurance of the old) Obamacare program was a fiasco from the get-go and the wrong thing to do in the face of the economic collapse with its high unemployment, which really called for a large infrastructure program to get the country back to work. Consequently, the economic recovery during his entire 2-terms in office was anemic at best, with consistently low GDP year after year. The economy eventually did recovery in spite of, not because of, Obama.
As a left-wing ideologue, Obama was supremely unsuited to guide the country’s economy back to health, with his openly hostile attitude toward capitalism, profit-oriented corporations as well as investors. Biden will be more of the same, should he be elected, just when the country needs someone who is pro-business. Yet we are faced with the same problems that happened in 2008/9 — how to get a large number of unemployed people back to work quickly, and how to make a large number of businesses profitable again, particularly small businesses shuttered and hit so hard by this coronavirus.
Ironically, the same solution, a large infrastructure program, that presented itself in 2008/9 but was never pursued, is the solution to our economic woes today. But will it be ignored again?