Woodward: Obamacare Mess Will Worsen, but It's No Watergate

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Monday, 18 Nov 2013 04:14 PM

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The debacle of Obamacare will intensify for President Barack Obama, but it's not as bad as the Watergate scandal, says Bob Woodward, one of the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story and reported it in the 1970s.

Woodward — now a Washington Post associate editor and bestselling author — was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether the Obamacare rollout showed "rank incompetence."

"There's no question about that," he said.

And things aren't going to get better for Obama or his prized healthcare reform, Woodward said. "When you go down the road, it's going to get worse."

"It's going to blow a hole in the budget when you go two or three months from now . . . All of a sudden this is going to come on the table, and people are going to say, 'My God, it's going to cost much more money than we thought before.' How you disentangle this is now on Obama's head."

Still, the disaster shouldn't be overstated, Woodward said. "This is a mess, clearly, but what it isn't, and I think you have to look at the question of motive," he said.

"And the president's motive here, even though there were deep problems with the implementation, he wants to do something good for 30 million people and get them health insurance. So, this isn't Watergate, this isn’t [Bill] Clinton and Monica Lewinsky."

Obamacare doesn't necessarily doom the president's second term, Woodward said.

"You see all of these stories and this frenzy out there," he said. "The game [is] over, the presidency is over, some people are saying. I think that's not the case."

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