The world economic system was collapsing in 2008, as the Bush administration waited to expire. They bailed out the mortgage banks, but not the mortgage holders. They were ready to let the auto industry die, as Gov. Romney explicitly argued at the time.
The Obama administration acted quickly to save the banking system. They saved the auto industry. They stimulated the economy, as much as the intransigent Republican leaders would allow. They could have created jobs, which would have done the most to stimulate the economy, but the Republicans chose to cut jobs instead.
Four years later, the economy is steadily recovering. The auto industry is thriving. The banking industry is thriving. Even housing is starting to come back.
Everyone benefits from this recovery.
Thanks to President Obama, GM is alive, and bin Laden is dead.