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Krugman: Obama One of the Most Successful Presidents in American History

On ABC’s This Week, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said President Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in modern American history, ranking third behind Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Krugman explained his reasoning by saying that Obama has made important changes to the economy, implemented new environmental policies, and accomplished health-care reform. And on foreign policy, Krugman said, “He hasn’t done anything really stupid and that is a big improvement over his predecessor.” Krugman wrote an article for Rolling Stone magazine noting how his perception of the president has changed, and why he now believes Obama to be one of the “most successful presidents in American history.” “Not everything is wonderful, but some big achievements and no really huge disasters,” Krugman said on ABC summarizing his argument about Obama’s impact and legacy in American history. “Obama really has left the world, has left America, a different place.”

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