With all the noise around Obama you don’t hear much about this guy now.
He was politically naive but knowingly and willingly acted as a front for much more machiavellian minds. He came to politics with lots of money and was promoted very quickly, but he wasn’t too good at inspiring confidence by way of his public speaking.
Which is not to say he was a fool, I don’t think he was. And it wasn’t always so that people thought he’d eventually be so eagerly forgotten. During the anxieties of 9/11 he achieved stunning poll ratings of up to 80% support for his leadership. Yet eventually, if belatedly, it became clear to all that as a leader he was an unmitigated disaster.
Of course if you’d already had your Obama before your Bush it’d be a much harder mistake to forget.