There’s a long-standing theory that when politicians are in trouble, the best thing for them to do is to own up to the problem. But there are cases where that’s easier said than done.
When President Clinton apologized for lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, he was able to argue that it was ultimately a personal matter and successfully urged the public to move on.
But President Obama’s current problems are not of the personal nature. Instead, over a period of five years, he repeatedly told Americans that under his health care legislation, those who liked their current health care policies could keep them.
And now that millions of Americans have been receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers, the media has finally awakened to the fact that he was lying all along.