By Chris Stirewalt
Published October 25, 2012
“There was a four- or five-month span. But at that point, we had already put in place the [2009 stimulus package].”
-- President Obama in an interview with the Des Moines Register Editorial Board when asked whether he regretted devoting so much of his term to his 2010 health law instead of the economy during the time he enjoyed a Democratic supermajority in both houses of Congress.
President Obama took a turn as a political strategist in his editorial board meeting with the Des Moines Register, explaining that he did the right thing in devoting more than a quarter of his time in office to a controversial and unpopular health law.
As the president faces increasingly difficult prospects for re-election and Republican challenger Mitt Romney continues to hold a small but so-far durable lead in the polls, Obama was asked to revisit the turning point of his presidency and assess whether he was right to pursue the law that has done more than anything else to endanger his chances for a second term.
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