jamesn Wrote: Edman you say ..."The President doesn't owe me an apology!"...
I don't think it is about what you think, or what I think, but it IS about what the American people think. And many of them, maybe most of them think he owes them an apology.
He lied or misspoke or misrepresented (whatever you choose to call it) and that's one thing that Americans hate. Most of us know that they all lie, but to look directly into the camera and lie directly to the American people is very different.
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman...
Read my lips, no new taxes.
If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period!"
These are the most famous quotes that people remember from the respective presidents.
President Obama needs to apologize and explain that he didn't understand it or wasn't clear on what would happen, and then say that we need to fix the problems and move forward.
When caught in a lie or a scandal, the best thing to do is to come clean tell the truth, apologize and put it behind you and do all that as soon as possible. Putting it off, or continuing to lie just makes it worse every time. President Obama is smart enough that he should understand this.