So, will America and the world miss Mr. Obama? Given what comes next, the answer is most probably “yes.”
If any previous president had doubled the accumulated national debt of 233 years in seven years to produce economic growth of two per cent, and had produced a foreign policy of almost relentless self-humiliation, he would not have won a second term.
Over the past few years, the Obama administration has attempted to unite the entire West under the flag of American exceptionalism and global hegemony. Therefore, the president will do everything possible over the next six months in order to nudge the EU toward signing TTIP.
I had a chance to watch one of the first public appearances of Barack Obama at the federal level in the U.S. at the Democratic convention in 2004. This performance was so inspirational and brilliant, both in essence and form, that most of the people started thinking that this man should be the president of America. And [Read more]
The president's rivals did everything they could to throw a wrench in his plans, and today dream of cutting his legacy to pieces.
Loser, lame duck, figurehead at the White House – that is what Barack Obama has been called at Fox News after the November elections, in which Republicans gained the majority in both houses of Congress. The right-wing columnists were outshouting each other in their prognosis that the president would not achieve [Read more]