Yglesias believes the historic passing of Health care reform cements Obama’s place as one of the finest Presidents in history.
Now that it’s done, Barack Obama will go down in history as one of America’s finest presidents. It’s always possible of course that, like LBJ, he’ll get involved in some unrelated fiasco that mars his reputation. But fundamentally, he’s reshaped the policy landscape in a way that no progressive politician has done in decades.
We have Afghanistan, Iraq, a teetering economy, climate change policy, immigration and Middle East initiatives still yet to be resolved. This establishes him as an important President, but there is too much to do to allege that he will revered for what may be 2 or 6 more years in White House.