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Yes it has officially begun. Of course many would say that Obama's legacy started the day he announced his candidacy. But there are always two different opposing opinions for any President. The historical legacy only can began to develop once both opposing sides start to come together and agree.. Once this happens, the spin begins to be overwhelmed by the reality and the true legacy starts to develop.
And so it is with the latest break from the opposing camps of Barack Obama. Anyone paying attention for the last 4 years knows how the media has been in the tank for Obama. It's been so bad that after the worst record in American history, they say he still has a chance for a second term. Of course if the media were as they were with Bush, his record would have forced him to drop out of the race by now.
But indeed the crack in the armor has taken place and so let the legacy begin to be documented. Newsweek is the first to break ranks with this weeks cover: “Hit the Road, Barack. Why We Need a New President.” A far cry from all the wavering support that Newsweek has given Obama since they first 'anointed' him in 2005:
But Niall Ferguson was diplomatic in explaining 'Why We Need a New President'
As for me, this article by Matt Patterson is a more accurate look into the future of the Obama Legacy
Obama: The Affirmative Action President
By Matt Patterson – August 18, 2011
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions. He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator. Rea
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