Obama: "Campaigning And Governance Are Two Different Things"


BOB SCHIEFFER, FACE THE NATION: Is [the presidency] what you thought it would be?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, here is one thing that I will say. That campaigning and governance are two different things. I've ran two successful campaigns, and anybody who has seen me on the campaign trail can tell how much I love just being with the American people and hearing what they care about, how passionate I am about trying to help them.

When you start governing, there is a tendency sometimes for me to start thinking, as long as I get the policy right then that's what should matter. And people have asked, what do you need to do differently going forward and I think you do that gut check after every election.

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