Obama Advisor: Our Political System Isn't 'Worthy' of Obama and the Opportunity He Presents
4:05 PM, Jan 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama's communications director, Dan Pfeiffer, says that our political system isn't "worthy" of Obama and the opportunity the president presents. He made the remarks the Washington Post.
“There’s a moment of opportunity now that’s important,” Pfeiffer tells the paper. “What’s frustrating is that we don’t have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.”
The issue is that if President Obama wants to get things done, he'll have to work with the uncompromising Republicans."If he is successful, his record could include a variety of legislative achievements that have eluded previous presidents and a place in history as the president who moved the country beyond the wars of the post-Sept. 11 era," claims the Post.
"But, as the looming confrontation over the borrowing limit suggests, Obama’s ability to work with the Republican Party, through a mix of persuasion and confrontation, will probably determine his success — and his legacy, for better or worse."
And according to his communications director, if Obama will be successful, he will need to move quickly, as his power is already waning.
“Days in your second term are in many ways more important than in your first,” Pfeiffer tells the Post.