August 1st, 2010
11:23 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama gives himself a grade of 'incomplete' after 18 months


In a solitary moment, President Obama walked across the South Lawn to the Oval Office after returning to the White House on Marine One Friday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(CNN) - It's still too early to judge his administration, President Barack Obama says.

In an interview broadcast on the CBS "Sunday Morning" program, Obama gave himself a grade of "incomplete" on the first 18 months of his presidency.

While citing some accomplishments, Obama said the true measure of success will be when the economy has rebounded fully and people are feeling better about it.

"We still have a long way to go," Obama said.

Asked if he felt his administration wasn't getting the credit it deserved, he laughed and answered, "Yes," then offered an explanation.

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  1. vegage

    Definitely incomplete, republicans are just obstructing his agenda, they will do all possible to make him fail. It is a shame because he is truly trying to turn this country around. I really hope that he succeeds.

    August 1, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. snow

    BULL POOP. He is a failure as a leader and as a President. The sooner he is gone the better along with his liberal friends in both houses of Congress.

    August 1, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Dan

    Many students I have known, made "incomplete" their target, knowing that they are just incompetent and failing and want extra time! Obama, being a university professor (the only semi-job he ever really had) knows when to aim at "incomplete",

    August 1, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. JED

    Removal of troops from Iraq in 15 months – fail
    Health care bill majority doesn't want – fail
    Cash fo clunkers – fail
    Posting of bills 72 hours for public to view via internet – fail
    Stimulus bill to keep unemployment under 8% – fail
    Cambridge police "acted stupidly" – fail
    Recent deadliest month in Afghan war – fail
    Skip Boy Scouts jamboree to tape "The View" – fail
    Skip Arlington cemetary on Memorial Day – fail

    Continue to blame Bush for everything – at least he passes at something

    August 1, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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