Or at least President Obama’s quasi-admission of his own. This excerpt is from Sunday’s CBS News interview with Charlie Rose. There’s also more, including Obama’s whining that he hasn’t been able to “change the atmosphere” in DC, with his partisan, character-assassinating politics.
Rose: But suppose, I mean he clearly would say, ‘Let’s look at your record; let’s look at the fact the unemployment is at 8.2%, and it’s unlikely to change. Let’s look at how effective the stimulus was. Let’s look at your management of the economy. Yes, it was a bad hand you were dealt, but you have not made it to what it ought to be. That is the centrality of their campaign.
Obama: Exactly. That is his argument, and you don’t hear me complaining about him making that argument, because if I was in his shoes, I’d be making the same argument.
As an aside, it’s also interesting to see Rose’s mindset so plainly: government should be managing the economy.