National Journal’s Ron Fournier called Joe Biden’s claim that the change promised by President Barack Obama “didn’t happen” was “a really bad moment for the White House,” noting it undermines the central premise of Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008.
Fournier appeared on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday morning to discuss the vice president’s inconvenient admission on Wednesday. (RELATED: Biden Admits 2008′s Hope And Change ‘Didn’t Happen’)
“There must be a clip after that where he says, ‘Hey, I’m just kidding,'” Fournier remarked. “He basically conceded the original sin of the Obama presidency, which is, ‘We promised to at least start changing Washington, and we failed.'”
“And then later on, what he does say there is, ‘We can change things if we’re the drivers of the change,'” the National Journal reporter continued. “Well, who’s been driving the last five and a half years? It was a really bad moment for the White House.”