There are two stories surrounding Obama’s interview with CBS News. The first is goes thusly
(CNN) President Barack Obama discussed his frustration with gridlock in Washington, saying his “biggest disappointment” in his nearly four years in office has been the failure to oversee change in the nation’s political climate.
“My biggest disappointment is that we haven’t changed the tone in Washington as much as I would have liked,” Obama said in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday.
Asked if he bears any blame for the stalemate, Obama said the buck stops at his desk.
“I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree,” he said on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
You have to truly love how he hedges his bets with the “to some degree”. Yet, as the Weekly Standard points out, just last week his biggest disappointment was not getting immigration reform done. And, let’s not forget it was also the DREAM Act vote. And his messaging being off. And not explaining things properly to the American People.
On the same CBS program Sunday, Romney agreed the problem ultimately falls on the president’s shoulders and offered his own approach to resolving the partisan impasse.
“Leadership is not just working with your own party, but working with both parties. And I learned that. I was governor of a state with a legislature 87 percent Democrat,” Romney said. “I realized I was going to get nothing done unless I had a relationship– a respect, and trust with– with the members of the– of the opposition party.”