President Obama yesterday on his biggest first term mistake:
When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well. The mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.
Yeah, the president and the Democrats collectively move in the correct direction. They just can’t sell it. It’s frustrating to watch because the truth and reality is on their side and it should be a no-brainer to pitch. And yet, it just simply doesn’t break through.