I've noticed that his supporters do nothing but list perceived soft skills (he's nice, he's patient, he's intelligent, etc.). The only thing that truly matters are the results. And here are the FACTS with regards to the results from his policies and the results from conservative policy: The first 3 years under Barack Obama (inheriting a mediocre economy): 1.) Added more to the national debt than all US Presidents in history combined during the same period 2.) Unemployment skyrocketed - the longest period of +8% unemployment sans the Great Depression. 3.) Energy prices skyrocketed - gas prices nearly tripled from the time he took office 4.) Erosion of freedoms - federal government now mandates that every citizen must engage in commerce with regards to health insurance The first 3 years under Ronald Reagan (inheriting the second worse economy in US history): 1.) Grew the economy at a rate of 6% 2.) Unemployment was dropping like a rock from the double-digits experienced under Jimmy Carter. The US was creating 600,000 jobs per month 3.) Dropped inflation from 13.5% in 1980 to 5.1% in 1982 By the end of the Reagan Administration, the US had created over 20 million new jobs; expeirenced economic growth for 25 years like the nation had not seen in a century; and *produced one of the lowest unemployment rates in modern U.S. history (unemployment hit a 14 year low in June of 1988). As Reagan left office, the nation was experiencing its sixth consecutive year of economic prosperity.