NICOLE WALLACE: It's hard for a human being to say they're sorry. And it brought me right back to 2005, when public support for the Iraq War was really at a very low point, and we were desperate for the president to regain credibility among wide numbers of the American people. And he gave a speech where he acknowledged mistakes, on the diplomatic front, on the military front. And it really succeeded in, sort of, restoring ability to communicate.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I know you love George W. Bush, and you talk about it, but would George Bush ever have used the words, "I'm sorry"?
WALLACE: I don't know, but I'm very impressed by what President Obama did, it allows him to turn the page.
DAVID GREGORY: President Bush deliberately did not apologize for things and thatâ€™s because advisers around him, including those there, felt that the press corps would jump on that and jump down his throat in a way that he couldnâ€™t recover from, so, especially about the war, he was very careful on that line. I felt President Obama was a little bit careful here as well. There was an apology, but I still think he was careful in how he issued it, it was a little bit different from how he handled, back in the beginning of his administration, when Tom Daschle got into confirmation trouble. He said, we screwed up, we made a mistake, it's on me. Let's try to move on. I think he's still caught in a little bit in trying to fight out of healthcare as being under this kind of fire.