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Jules Witcover
Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]
Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]

It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that standard and achieved greatness. By contrast consider Bill Clinton, who had two successful terms marred mostly by a personal scandal that brought him impeachment but acquittal. It has been noted that he encountered no major national crisis during his presidency, the resolution of which might have brought him greatness in history's annals. According to that yardstick, Barack Obama has more than enough crises right now to make him...

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