Besides the Republicans are evil. Why does the President deserve another 4 years?
In no particular order:
+ He got Bin Laden
+ Greater equality for homosexuals
+ Helped avoid financial collapse
+ Got us out of Iraq
+ Stood up to Pakistan
~ He passed healthcare reform (jury out on this one in my mind)
~ Auto bailouts
- Unemployment is high
- Ignored his debt commission
- He promised to reduce the deficit by 50% and has not even made a dent in it yet.
- High level of tax uncertainty
- Still in Afghanistan
Feel free to add or subtract as you see fit.
I think there should be a high bar for a second term. Since Reagan, one could argue Presidents with a second term went off a cliff. Possible exception is Clinton unless you excuse the constant personal scandals.