What is Obama’s Legacy?


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This week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was about much more then Hilary Clinton officially becoming the party’s nominee, it was about the passing of the torch from Barack Obama to his former secretary of state. It was about celebrating the successes of Obama’s presidency and highlighting his substantial legacy. He will now attempt to safeguard that legacy by helping Hilary Clinton to win the presidency.

But it did get me thinking, how good has Obama’s presidency been and what is his legacy? Will he become another forgotten name of a long list of presidents, or will he live on in hearts, minds and the history books?

In terms of his eight years in office, Obama has had a pretty successful presidency. The economy has slowly but surely recovered from the great recession: nearly 10 million new jobs have been created, reducing the unemployment rate by 5% and meaning the jobless rate has…

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