November 3, 2010
BETTER NOT TO HAVE SPOKEN AT ALL:
Obama: People Saw "Overreach" in My Actions (Brian Montopoli, 11/03/10, CBS News)
President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday that the results of yesterday's midterm elections - in which his party lost Control of the House as well as Senate seats and governorships - "underscores for me that I've got to do a better job."
"I won the election in 2008, one of the reasons, I think, that people were excited about the campaign was the prospect that we would change how business is done in Washington," he said. "And we were in such a hurry to get things done that we didn't change how things got done. And I think that frustrated people."
We're long past the point where folks have to pretend that the UR is eloquent and thoughtful just because when he speaks he can sound like a mid-level bureaucrat, "despite" being black. But it was still surprising to hear how dismissive Mara Liasson was on on NPR after the presser, noting that while he talked a lot about the lesson of the midterms he never actually mentioned what he had just learned. Based on past performance, you'd have to guess he learned nothing.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 2:01 PM