MOD EDIT: This is a new thread based on the derails from http://sevenstring.org/threads/unpopular-opinions.289482/ This reminds me of an ad I saw the other day -> was a banner ad for a book titled "The Worst President In History" or something like that, with a pretty clear photo of Obama on the cover. I can't think of any particular president and think "yup, from what I know (which is very little), this guy was a great president", but the worst in history? My gut reaction is that you could twist any president into "the worst ever" by manipulating or creatively interpreting statistics and deconstructing their failings in isolation, outside of the context of the fact that no politician I've ever heard of has ever delivered 100% of what they promised. The second gut reaction is that I assume people are predisposed to think very little of him because of his race, and will gladly combine that with gut reaction #1. I dunno what this adds to the conversations, just thinking out loud.