Obama: poor salesman or bad product?

Obama On ’60 Minutes’: ‘Leadership Isn’t Just Legislation’


After suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.

“I think that’s a fair argument. I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,” Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday.

“Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”

Comment: He is delusional to think that it is a communication problem. The product (Obamacare, stimulus, and direction that he would like to take us (eg cap and trade) was rejected. We understand clearly what the product is ... and we don't want it!


  1. MSNBC article:

    This is something the White House believes deep down; they do not believe any of their policies were wrong, they believe they didn't connect the dots on their policies and they acknowledge many of their policies haven't produced real results.

  2. It takes a lot of gall to talk about "setting a tone" as if he hadn't spent the past two years blaming everyone but himself for every problem he had, down to the sore bunion on his right foot and his hair turning grey.


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