The President of the United States actually believes if he had better spun his agenda – told more compelling lies – he would have succeeded more during his first term as President.
Where do I get the idea that Barack Obama regrets he did not tell better lies to the American people? On Thursday morning Charlie Rose interviewed President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on “CBS This Morning”. The CBS News Political Hot Sheet reported,
President Obama’s biggest mistake during his first term, he told CBS News in an exclusive interview, has been putting policy over storytelling.
Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down Thursday with “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose in the White House Blue Room, where they discussed the failures and successes of his administration as he heads into another election, among other things.
“When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well,” the president said, “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.”
Mr. Obama acknowledged the dissonance between others’ perception of his strength as an expert orator, and his own.