It depends on how you define success and failure. He has not done everything he promised, but everything he has done is something he promised to do.
People keep saying he pushed through healthcare legislation...all three candidates, including McCain ran campaigns promising universal healthcare. Hoe conveniently we forget. More importantly, how much sense does it make to raise hell about something that is years away?
I hear what I consider asinine complaints about the oil spill, as if he did it or the closing of Guantanamo as if he could just ignore Congress. We're in Afghanistan...the war he called the right war, while everybody applauded. Folks peg the stimulus but never seen to point out that Governors say the stimulus saved their states. Frankly, I don't think people know enough about politics, the economy or the debt and deficit to answer this question, they just know how they FEEL.
I didn't vote for Obama and I'm not being squeezed, so perhaps I can be a little more objective. When I consider the reception he had after his election...if Americans had been smart, they would have capitalized on his popularity. Instead 30 days after he took office, they were out with their signs calling him a Socialist, Kenyan, Marxist, African and whatever insult they could conjure and it hasn't let up.
His failure is America's failure.