Obama Admits He Wasn’t Good At Selling His Policies

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Marina Fang Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post President Barack Obama has long said that perhaps the biggest and most unexpected obstacle of his presidency was the partisan gridlock and obstructionism imposed by Republicans in Congress.

But in his final network television interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,”  Obama was candid about his own shortcomings, acknowledging that while he was effective at campaigning, he was not always a good messenger for his policies.

Last week, with control of both chambers of Congress and an incoming Republican president, both the Senate and the House took initial steps toward Obamacare’s repeal , which would jeopardize health insurance coverage for over 20 million Americans.