Courtesy of CBS News:
"How much time do you wonder or spend thinking about what you have done might be undone if a Republican ends up in the White House?" (Lee) Cowan asked.
"Well, you think about that," he replied. "But what you discover when you're president is that the institutions and programs and things that you have put in place and built, if you've done a good job and you've done them sensibly, you know, in some cases may need tinkering with, can be improved. But if they're good things, they're harder to undo than you think."
That is comforting news. Though I still want to hedge our bets by making sure that the next President will only protect and reinforce the policies put in place by President Obama.
As for this interview I was especially impressed to once again see all of the things that President Obama fought to accomplish during his presidency and how well they turned out, despite constant attempts to block or undermine them by the Republicans.
I find myself often trying to explain to people all of the great things the Obama Administration has accomplished, and that I see President Obama as one of the most important presidents of my lifetime.
A lot of people are simply not ready to hear that yet, but I contend that in the years to come scholars will compare this presidency favorably to the presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, and yes, even Abraham Lincoln.
I just hope I live long enough to get a few "I told you so's" in.