Barack Obama, so concerned about his “legacy,” is going to see Donald Trump dismantle it brick by brick from his new perch in Washington. The former president, if he’s really concerned about how he will be remembered, should take a page from the playbook of Jimmy Carter, another disappointment in the Oval Office.
Carter’s reputation was rescued not by continuing to advocate for his policies once he left office, but by his decision to build homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity. With Obama’s hometown, Chicago, experiencing thousands of shootings every year, he ought to come back to the Windy City and use his considerable skills and influence to make a difference here.
Thousands died in Obama’s Chicago while the president golfed and pursued his progressive dreams in D.C. Obama actually has some good instincts when it comes to the need for strong fathers and intact families. Why not leverage them in the place that gave him so very much?
Just a thought.