Liveblogging President Obama's Reaction to the Democrats' Epic Mid-Term Destruction
Last question: Are the losses about bad party framing, messaging, what? That question was prefaced with a claim that some of Obama's policies did better than Democrat candidates.
Minimum wage is the main issue in that claim. Obama ran right past Obamacare, which has always been unpopular and was successfully tied around Senate Democrats because they passed it. Then returns to the issue of non-voting (another little swipe at the GOP majority's legitimacy). Laments that voters just aren't that into him anymore. So sad.
He's less angry now, just seems sad that it's all come to this and his voters deserted him. Because it's all about him. Maybe he'll have a drink with Mitch McConnell.
"I am really optimistic about America. I know that runs counter to the current mood," Obama says. That mood has a whole lot to do with him, his tactics, his policies and his party. And, Obama spends an awful lot of time apologizing for America, not lauding it.
He sounds like he really wants to run another campaign for something, and is sad that he can't and still has a job that he's supposed to do in the mean time. Or he wants to be a shepherd for some lost flock of urban hipsters who can't find jobs.