CNN: Former White House Official Admitted Obama Not Good at Governing

Monday, 06 Jan 2014 11:37 AM

By Melanie Batley

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President Barack Obama may be adept at campaigning but not at governing, a former White House official told CNN.

CNN reporter Peter Hamby recounted a recent conversation with the Democratic official and quoted him as saying, "He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing."

"I talked to a former Obama White House person, just before Christmas, when Obama was sort of adrift, figuring out what to do, his poll numbers were pretty low. And he said, 'Look, the president needs to find an issue to campaign on. This is what he's good at. He's really good at campaigning. Maybe not governing,' according to this Democrat," Hamby said Monday on CNN.

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The comments came on the back of months of sinking poll numbers for the president. A Dec. 27 poll indicated that one in four Americans say Obama is "one of the worst presidents."

And the beleaguered president spent much of the first year of his second term battling the NSA surveillance scandal, investigations into IRS targeting, the troubled roll-out of Obamacare, among other issues, all of which prevented him from advancing his policy agenda.

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