Interviews

Obama's One-Term Pledge?

Bam think it's better to go out with a bang: "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," President Obama told Diane Sawyer on Monday. "You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description, of elected officials, is to get reelected. That's not our job description. Our job description is to solve problems and to help people." He also conceded tactical mistakes on the health-care front. "I think the health-care debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst reporters that we just don't know what's going on," he said.