every president has some dark spots in his presidency, some far worse than others. some are cornerstones of US history classes (XYZ Affair, Adams) while others are rarely even mentioned in school (Warren G. Harding's Ohio Gang).
one thing i've noticed, is that if a president is well-liked (FDR), has a lot of charm (Clinton) or has a lot of loyal minions taking the blame and/or hiding their involvement (Bush Sr.), they weather the storm quite easily and history seems to forget the scandal or in Clinton's case it becomes a joke. in fact, sometimes the scandal never fully harms them (Reagan) and history tends to view them as political gods (Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln).
others of course, who lack the pizzazz or burned too many bridges, get the full brunt of history's wrath like Nixon, Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Grant.
so thinking in terms of society and not your own personal opinion, do you think Obama has the charisma and/or loyalties to survive the current scandals with his historical reputation in tact? why?
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