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Is the economy -- in the way -- like it for years after running -- campaign on hope and change President Obama admits Washington is still broken.
In interview with CBS mr.
Obama also seemed to acknowledge that he -- fallen short of the economy.
And says he has no problem with Romney's line of attack on that and the -- -- -- that mean he clearly we'll say let's look at your record can best look at them.
Fact that unemployment at eight point 2% it is unlikely to change.
Let's look at -- how effective.
The stimulus -- here he won't let's look at dramatic turn the economy turns and yes it was a bad and you would -- But you have not made it to what it ought to be that is the centrality of their campaign.
Exactly that is his argument and you don't hear me complain about him making that argument because I was in his -- -- -- made in the same argument.
Handers -- -- weekly standard Fox's contributor Steve good morning to you wanna -- thank you that.
Com what was I think was predicated the president to acknowledge that but at the same time.
Everybody understands this I mean it's clear especially given the events of the past three months that the economy's not doing.
What he said it was going to do and remember he was a president who was elected.
Back in November of 2008 with 59%.
Of voters telling exit pollsters that that was the main reason.
In terms of policies that they were voting for -- so everybody I think acknowledges that he hasn't done what he.
He needs he needs to the question is whether that's been priced -- -- voters are voters already looking beyond that that failure why we're today.
Well it's good question I mean -- you know this is this happens with the stock market do investors sometimes look at at stocks and they know bad news at has come and they -- that they're probably going to expect more but they think.
In the big picture unless we see something that's more compellent another stock to invest -- we're not gonna change.
We're gonna rival we've got and I think that we may be seeing some of that good -- right now to -- the presidential.
Understand Charlie rose's words -- sounds like Romney commercial unemployment eight point 2% unlikely to change.
Let's look at the effectiveness of the stimulus is on -- not made it what it ought to be.
Meaning the economy.
And you're here to argue that this is an opening for Romney.
Has he had successfully.
Captured that -- Well I think it certainly is an opening for Ronnie and I think he's been I mean there's no question that the Romney campaign has been hammering President Obama.
Relentlessly on this question of the economy and -- every day.
Reporters get you know a handful of press releases pointing out one or another failures a President Obama on the economy there's no question that they've.
That they've been taking their shots and given the events of the past three months the bad economic news the past three months.
I'm one would think that you might have seen it show up more in the -- here's another bit of that interview with Charlie -- It's on CBS and listen toward the end of this -- specifically about.
Washington feels as broken.
As it did four years ago and -- if you if you ask me what is the one thing.
Has frustrated me most over the last four years.
It's not the hard work it's not.
You know and normally -- the decisions.
It's not pace.
It is I haven't been able to.
Change the atmosphere here in Washington.
Change the atmosphere in Washington.
Yeah I think I think this actually is a very big opening for the Romney campaign.
But that the president's own case on his his own behalf.
His best case is that he was it but it that he wasn't able to change Washington but I think there's a better case that the Romney campaign could make and that's this.
President you exacerbated the problem not only did you not change the atmosphere here in Washington you made it worse you've been -- articles residency.
Well we think back to the speech that the president gave at George Washington University taking on Paul Ryan and the budget.
Was it does speech that was I'd I would say intensely personal strayed beyond.
Just to critique of the policies this president is gone out and given speeches at fund -- in which he's.
Question -- know whether Paul Ryan among others was telling the truth about his budget -- think he's been a rather partisan president you can look at this it's not just.
That's just my opinion look at how he got health care through our partisan basis look at how he got the stimulus through -- -- partisan basis.
How is he gonna change Washington.
Well that's another hit to think about the campaign that he delicate -- What was the premise that.
What was going to change.
Well that was that was his main argument remember this is a guy who made his splashed on the national.
Stage when he gave a speech talking about how we we're gonna move beyond red America and blue America and we are going to be.
A united America and then 84 years later he made a similar case in 2008.
And suggested in his his campaign.
A surrogate suggested that this was going to be a post partisan presidency that our problems were too big.
To sort of dwell on the minutia of partisan politics.
And in fact that's what I think we've seen for much of the past three and a half four years Steve thank you for your time there there's more from that in every Charlie Rose gonna play a bit later today and how Mitt Romney responded earlier today.
Here on fox Stephen Hayes thank you and Washington --