Obama: We should have sold our policies better

The president acknowledged Thursday that he may not have taken enough time to explain his policies to the public



Darlene Superville - Ben Feller
October 21, 2010 9:58PM (UTC)

President Barack Obama acknowledged Thursday he hasn't done enough to sell policies like health care and the stimulus bill to voters who seem poised to resoundingly reject them -- and Democrats -- on Nov. 2.

"We had to move so fast, we were in such emergency mode, that it was very difficult for us to spend time a lot doing victory laps and advertising exactly what we were doing," Obama said, "because we had to move onto the next thing."

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"I take some responsibility for that," said Obama, speaking in Seattle at one of a host of campaign events he'll attend in the next three days as he strives to help fellow Democrats keep control of Congress.

Obama spoke to a gathering of women voters in the midst of his longest campaign swing as president, a four-day trip through Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Minnesota.


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