Brian Mapes
Random thoughts from my insignificant mind

Goodbye, Barack

Four years ago I supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney (barely). At the time I didn’t think Obama’s first term was great but I couldn’t get a good read on Romney.

Eight years ago I supported John McCain over Barack Obama. Even though I still think McCain would have been a fine president, I now know that I backed the wrong candidate.

Every president has successes and failures. All and all, Obama’s successes have outweighed his failures. More importantly, overall America is better now than it was eight years ago.

It’s hard to judge presidents during or even soon after their presidency. I do think that history will judge Obama favorably.


My name is Brian Mapes. I'm a father, husband, Phillies fan, Eagles fan, comic book lover, software engineer, technology lover, wannabe artist, and former MacRumors mod. These are my random thoughts.