Leslie Marshall replied 27th Apr '16:
I guess it depends on who you ask. Snowden's considered a hero or a traitor depending on which American you ask. Putting a spotlight on issues within our government in D.C. made him a household name. But now, with the election, many have forgotten him. And, although there was a push for transparency; ISIS and the election seem to have moved Mr Snowden, and even his issue(s) to the back burner; at least for now. So, was having the guts to be a whistleblower worth it? If you like living in Russia and never want to come back to the U.S., I guess the answer is yes. But for many, Snowden's fifteen minutes of fame have passed; and our government is back to business as usual.