Which is what we noted all along. We dreaded his looming presence in the background, we despaired (some of us)when he moved into our line of sight, knowing its portent.
Then we were calmed by his calmness, became reasonable, malleable by his oh-so-reasonable and malleable "center." But the momentum around him was a positive thrown up against the most Negative. Nothing more.
His ability to do the thing he was asked was his best quality. And like many, many untold millions of good men who do what is asked of them and then shuffle away into the future, he is, take him for all in all, forgettable.