Change!: Obama's Self-Grade Slides from B+ to "Incomplete"


Back in December 2009, President Barack Obama was asked by 60 Minutes to grade his own presidency. The former law college teacher generously gave himself "a good, solid B-plus."

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Obama is still handing out easy grades to himself, telling a TV station in Colorado Springs that he rates an "incomplete" on the economy.

This isn't the first time he trotted out the idea that the dog ate his homework when it comes to digging out of the recession. Back in May on The View, he similarly called for an incomplete while slipping into the royal we. That time, he trotted out a Bidenism—"Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative"—to argue that however shitty he's been as president, he's still better than Mitt Romney.

Which might just be his best strategy for re-election (just as Romney's preferred strategy is to focus on Obama's failings rather than his own plans).