Per his conversation
, when asked a question about what grade he would give himself at this point in his Presidency:
I would give myself a good solid B plus. We have inherited the biggest set of challentges since FDR. We have stabilized the economy, prevented possibilities of a great depression or significant financial meltdown, the economy is growing again, we're on our way out of Iraq, I think we've got the best possible plan for Afghanistan, we have reset our image around the world, we have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons, and I think we're going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since social security, and that's health insurance for every American.
If he passes health care, Obama said he would award himself an A-.