The economy also boomed under Clinton.
Under Carter it wasn't so great, but it still grew. It didn't tank like it did under Bush or Nixon or Hoover (under which it didn't so much tank as completely implode).
So, I imagine if we were asking an honest businessman who knew anything about what he was talking about, then he would tell you that Obama was either the best or 2nd best president in his lifetime, and the worst was, in fact, George W Bush.
And how can you say that Carter was better economically than Bush? Rampant inflation, 20% increase in citizens under the poverty line, and the energy crisis was largely driven by his encouragement to a fully-Democrat controlled Congress to maintain price controls on natural gas and impose huge taxes on industrial crude oil. "You break it, you own it" certainly applies to Carter here. And he did all this in just 4 years.
re: insurance premiums/coverage: yes, of course, the healthcare system in the US was in dire need of reform and this is what made passing the Affordable Care Act such a high priority. But if it fails, blame should be directed at Republican efforts to hamper and undermine that reform even while offering literally zero plausible alternatives. I worked in hospital registration with families who were trying to figure out how on Earth they would pay for astronomical bills or insurance that they couldn't afford if they weren't lucky enough to have a group plan, and this was long before Obama was in office.
Still... way WAAAAY better than Bush.
I obviously assume you have a detailed knowledge of each presidency and of the times in which they served.
Bush should be accepted as an answer for Vice President.