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Obama Gives Himself An "Incomplete" After Nearly Four Years In Office

In an interview with KKTV in Colorado Springs, President Obama tells the local CBS affiliate he would given himself an "incomplete" if he were to grade himself for the past three and a half years. Transcript below.

Dianne Derby, KKTV: Your party says you inherited a bad situation. You've had three and a half years to fix it. What grade would you give yourself so far for doing that?

President Obama: You know I would say incomplete. Historically, after these big final crises, where a lot of people are dealing with debt or a collapse in the housing market, that creates bigger challenges. And we're saying this not just in the United States, but around the world. Europe is going through a very difficult time. Parts of Asia, even China, are going through a difficult time right now.

But what I would say is the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term.

In another interview, KKTV got a response from Romney senior campaign advisor Matt McDonald: "I think that for President Obama the question isn't a grade on an A to F scale but it's a pass/fail grade at this point. The question that is on the lips of the people here in Charlotte who are gathering, both the media and the delegates, the people in Colorado and the people across the country is are you better off than you were four years ago and it's a pretty simple answer for alot of people is that they aren't."

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