Obama discovers what leadership isn’t
In an interview for "60 Minutes" President Obama discusses the shellacking Democrats suffered:
President Obama tells "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft that one of the reasons the electorate has become disenchanted with him was his failure to properly explain his policies and persuade people to agree with them.
"You know, I think that over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone. And making an argument that people can understand. And I think that we haven’t always been successful at that," Obama replied.
So, he’s at least figured out what leadership isn’t. But there isn’t indication that he’s figured out what it is. And he certainly doesn’t understand that the problems he and Democrats have suffered isn’t a problem of communication, but policy. This is a classic example of denial.