The Selfless Wonk

by Robert Costa

As he campaigns with Sen. Patty Murray in Washington, President Obama laments:

“I think that one of the challenges we had two years ago is that we had to move so fast. We were in such emergency mode that it was very difficult for us to spend a lot of time doing victory laps and advertising what we were doing because we were moving on to the next thing. I take some responsibility for that. Our attitude was we’ve just have to get the policy right. We did not think about making sure we were advertising properly what was going on.”