President Obama has, since the midterms, admitted that he maybe failed to change the tone in Washington, as so many people hoped he would as he ran for president as a young senator and borderline political outsider, given the suddenness of his rise from the Chicago and Springfield.
He said as much in his post-Election-Day press conference, and he said it again as he traveled back to the U.S. from Asia, about to set foot on a new American political landscape.
The New York Times's Michael Shear reports:
"I neglected some things that matter a lot to people, and rightly so: maintaining a bipartisan tone in Washington," he told reporters in a brief question-and-answer session aboard Air Force One as he returned from a 10-day trip to Asia. "I'm going to redouble my efforts to go back to some of those first principles," he promised.
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