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I know I’m supposed to say that there’s this great contrast and Obama hasn’t done enough, but I feel Obama was faced with some real problems that we hardly remember anymore: the extent of the financial crisis. I happen to think he has made great strides.
You know, people find a lot wrong with health care legislation, Fareed, as do I, the bill that’s passed. But I keep remembering something that Lyndon Johnson said. Once we pass it, we can always go back and amend it. And I feel it was an accomplishment to get a health care bill.
Historian Robert Caro, appearing on Fareed Zakaria’s show, on what LBJ could teach Washington today.