Obama is very personable; he has charisma. I think even more than Bill Clinton, who had the problems with scandals, etc. Obama is a decent family man and a committed very hard left ideologue. I think he believes in what he does; he is not particularly original or spontaneous or unconventional. I like him when he talks. He is articulate and well-mannered. His politics sit very safely on the (relatively affluent white) academic hard left.
I get why black America admires his success; it would be hard not to from their perspective. But I think they should also be able to criticize him. If I were black, I think I would be working hard to distance myself and my people from Obama as President. Come up with a new face fast.
Remember all those charges of racism when people criticized Obama? You saw it when Trump won the election, liberal commentators like Bernstein alleging that (white) America just could not handle a black President. I find this kind of rhetoric disturbing - I see white guilt in it. (which to me doesn’t amount to much more than thinly veiled racism) An inability to hold Obama responsible for his failings as a leader, his divisiveness, radical ideology, inability to compromise, negotiate, see other perspectives as anything other than ‘evil’ or ‘hate’ - defenders like Bernstein just keep dancing around the ‘he’s a black victim’ argument. Not good when you have to resort to that stuff about somebody’s performance or weakness. Lower the bar as low as you possibly can. It’s called (benign) racism. Scares me to see that so widespread on the left.