Obama: Sometimes ‘I lost the PR battle’ because I didn’t mobilize public opinion

Posted by | January 12, 2017 19:49 | Filed under: Politics

President Obama is willing to own up.

CBS released a preview clip of President Obama‘s 60 Minutes interview tonight in which the president acknowledges his failures in shaping public opinion about his policies.

Steve Kroft starts out the exchange by telling Obama, “You didn’t change Washington.” Obama immediately took issue with that and said he was able to change things that was in his “direct control,” stating, “We’re part of the first administration in modern history that hasn’t had a major scandal in the White House. In that sense, we changed some things.”

He lamented how Republicans didn’t work with him more before getting around to something similar to what some observers have noted about the president: he was a more effective communicator in campaigning than in governing.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Liberaland
By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

6 responses to Obama: Sometimes ‘I lost the PR battle’ because I didn’t mobilize public opinion

  1. StoneyCurtisll January 12th, 2017 at 20:31

    I don’t blame you Mr. President…
    I blame the ignorance of Americans who fell for the lies of Donald trump.

  2. Buford2k11 January 12th, 2017 at 21:09

    This is not something I would hold against him…He had little help, and a Massive head wind of GOP and Dark money obstruction…The point is….Now you know what to do…and how to do it…I am behind you Mr. Ex-President all the way…one hunnert per cent…lead the way…

  3. Mensa Member January 12th, 2017 at 22:49

    Obama’s weakness was his faith in the American people.

    The Tea Party beat him at the PR game because they used Americans’ stupidity to oppose something really good for them.

  4. bpollen January 13th, 2017 at 03:48

    Remember what Marcus Aurelius paid someone to remind him of:

    “You’re just a man. You’re just a man.”

  5. Budda January 13th, 2017 at 07:00

    I don’t think Obama understood how stupid many Americans really are. You can’t win a war of words with the likes of Rush, Fox etc. by stating facts and being nice. He needed to attack and attack hard, grab the headlines…just like Heir Dumph is doing now.

  6. Bunya January 13th, 2017 at 14:32

    You didn’t lose anything, Mr. President. As a matter of fact, I thought (and many other Americans, I would imagine) you did an excellent job, especially in the face of perpetual obstructions.

Leave a Reply