‘Free Beacon’ Montage: Obama Blames His Problems on Messaging

‘It’s not something that comes naturally to me ...’

Obama Blames His Problems on Messaging (Washington Free Beacon)

President Obama, in an interview with Face the Nation Sunday about the emphatic Republican victory in the midterms, went back to a familiar excuse for why things went south for him and his party.

“When you start governing, there is a tendency sometimes for me to start thinking as long as I get the policy right, then that’s what should matter,” he said. “It’s not enough just to build the better mousetrap. People don’t automatically come beating to your door. We’ve got to sell it. We’ve got to reach out to the other side and, where possible, persuade. I think there are times, there’s no doubt about it where I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction. So there is a failure of politics that we have to improve on.”

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