Andrew Kumler Posted almost 3 years ago Let's have an intelligent, constructive debate on the subject of the Obama Presidency thus far. Just analyzing President Obama's term so far, I would rate it at mediocre. He was successful in getting a majority of the American public excited for his 2008 campaign, but the excitement has dwindled since then. I don't approve the extended tax cuts on the rich that he approved yet the way he has dealt with the Libya conflict to date has been superb. Also, the unemployment rate has gone down 1.4% since January 2010 to 9.2% as of March 2011 (this number needs to continue falling of course). Renewable and alternative energy has increased in use, but this is mainly due to state and corporate action on a smaller scale. Not much has been done on a federal level. I could keep going on and on with examples, but the point I am trying to make is that he is doing okay. Of course there is room for improvement, but compared to the last administration President Obama is holding solid.