What is Obama's biggest regret of his presidency?
Mike Huckabee reacts to president's first term 'mistake'
- Duration 5:46
- Date Jul 13, 2012
Mike Huckabee reacts to president's first term 'mistake'
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President Obama now reflecting on what he considers to be the biggest mistake of his first term in the White House.
Here -- is during every an interview rather with CBS and.
Of my first trip a couple of years.
Thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right.
And that's important.
No more than the nature of this office is.
To tell a story to the American people bad.
Gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism especially during tough times.
The -- that Mike Huckabee former Arkansas governor former Republican presidential candidate the host of Huckabee here on.
The Fox News Channel Saturday and Sunday night good morning to you good morning bill you've always been looked at NC.
Grand -- -- -- in the phrase a break up to me like the other guy.
Well first of all this is a president who now says it's all about storytelling.
And I think he perceived that he should have been Dr.
Seuss but he turned out to be Stephen king and the fact is he is not communicated to hope the optimism.
Bet he campaigned on.
But neither has he exhibited the things that he campaigned on transparency.
Bringing people together resolving the economic issues so that.
The unfortunate thing is it's not so much -- how he's told the story but it's how the story has ended.
And that's why he's in trouble it's not because he's not a great storyteller.
He can read a prompter just fine.
It's that what he has said and what he has done has resulted.
In more Americans being out of work on a sustained basis than ever it's just the product is not edible.
And that's what he went on to say it was that it needed to do a better job of inspire.
Now that was a lot of what 2008 hope and change yeah well.
Well you have to inspire that was substance if you make this wonderful presentation of a plate of food and -- Doesn't this look magnificent.
I've never presented a more wonderful and everybody's doing -- -- over the lovely -- of the plate.
But you put your fork into it and it makes you gag then something is wrong and that the presentation.
That's what Obama's problem is.
He had a magnificent presentation we were all optimistic heck I'm a Republican I was optimistic you work.
I once I went on television on my show right after the election -- -- I had tears in my eyes to think that as a child of the deep south.
Who grew up under Jim Crow laws I would live to in my lifetime to see an African American elected president.
And I was optimistic that not so much just that he was a Democrat because that didn't excite me.
But that he would bring the country together and I wanted him to do that I was ready for him to do that.
And I would have been thrilled had he been able to do that and instead it has been the most hyper partisan presidency.
In my lifetime.
You walked arm in arm with him on special night time.
Because that was -- -- -- one and that was the night that he was really given birth of the political.
The political life in America but what he said he was asked by Charlie Rose he said I need to do a better job of -- -- my second term meaning explain.
And Charlie Rose a better job of explaining explaining but also inspiring that seems to me as if it's an appeal.
To voters to say give me another look.
Is I'm going to give you a story about how things will be in the secondary doesn't look that way.
And well I think that maybe is what he's hoping -- but it's very different when you have a record.
Four years ago he he didn't have a record he he was a blank slate.
But he did have a great story.
Now his story is matched by a record and the record hasn't lived up to the story.
That's when a politician has more trouble than ever before.
You can run with nothing but inspirational stories until people -- -- it but once they taste your food is not unlike the let me go to the food analogy again.
Restaurant gets rave reviews it's there's great anticipation as it's preparing to open you go there.
You you actually eat there and you say this really wasn't very good and it was horribly horribly overpriced.
But people are saying about the Obama policy is it hasn't tasted good and the price tag we can't afford we can't come back here again.
Quickly the RNC said this with 23 million people struggling under our slow economy the decision for voters is it can't the president tell a good story it's can the president.
Create jobs 115 some odd days it always comes back that it's.
It does because ultimately people don't care whether the president are the mayor or the governor is a Democrat -- Republican.
But regardless of what level of government here in.
Does it work -- the potholes fixed other roads drivable.
As the trash getting picked up by the parks -- Those are things that matter to people and advocates of a president is there an economy in which -- five really wanna job Ayers may be a choice to choose from.
And will I be able to keep some of my paycheck and spend it on my family aren't I -- to be coughing it up so the government.
Can pay off old debts that they incurred for which I have nothing to show -- what's on the show this weekend but always gonna we're gonna have some doctors talk about why they're quitting medicine.
And it's amazing how many doctors 83% of doctors polled by national medical organization said doctors if obamacare is fully implemented.
They will consider -- 83% we'll have some doctors and talk about we'll look for that okay on Saturday and Sunday night check out Huckabee only here on the fox news Channel 8 o'clock eastern time.
This weekend thank you thank you.