KROFT: Why do you think you’d be a good president?
OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction.
I suspect that most people … would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we just haven’t gotten the kind of willingness on the part of Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that I wish had happened.
If getting people to work together was the reason Obama claimed that he would make a good president when asked directly -- and he admits he has not been able to accomplish that -- then by his own definition Obama has not been a good president. Not good presidents do not deserve reelection.
We'll give Obama a B+ for effort. And a participation ribbon for trying. He deserves that much.