I beg to differ with you guys. History written in the next few years is not really history. Real history is to be written hundreds or thousands of years after an event has passed. Obama will be a short paragraph in a short chapter on the short history of a short lived empire called the United States of America. Obama and all other would be important persons are only tiny blips in the great scheme of things. It is you and I the so-called little people that lift these people up to be something they are not, "important". It's to bad that we get so excited that we we lift them up on pedestals of fame or infamy because they have not really earned it.
The really important thing is to be written in The Lambs Book of Life not in a history book which will perish in a great book burning one day.