‘HE’S DONE WELL’
Sen. John McCain has given President Obama — his opponent in last year’s presidential election — overall high marks during his first five months in the White House but said the president has failed on a promise to bring bipartisanship to Washington.
The Arizona Republican, speaking June 21 on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said Mr. Obama so far has achieved all his legislative goals.
“I think he’s done well,” Mr. McCain said, using a legislative scorecard to judge the presidency.
But the president’s legislative success has come as the result of ramming Democratic measures through Congress with minimal Republican support, he said.
“Unfortunately, it’s [been achieved] by picking off a couple of Republicans — it’s not been bipartisan,” Mr. McCain said. “So there really hasn’t been that change in the climate in Washington.”
On the issue of national security, the Arizona senator has given Mr. Obama a grade of incomplete, saying it’s too early to tell how the administration’s handling of North Korea, Iran and other international trouble spots will pan out.