Obama gives himself an ‘incomplete’ on economy

Olivier Knox
September 4, 2012

What grade would you give President Barack Obama on the economy? He gave himself an "incomplete" in an interview broadcast Monday by Colorado's KKTV.

News anchor Dianne Derby asked the president: "Your party says you inherited a bad situation. You've had three and a half years to fix it. What grade would you give yourself so far for doing that?"

"You know I would say incomplete," the president replied. "But what I would say is the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable, and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term."

(He said the same in an interview in May with ABC's "The View." And in a CBS interview in August 2010. And in an October 2010 interview with ABC. A Republican National Committee aide told Yahoo News: "Doesn't an incomplete eventually turn into an F in the end if you don't hand in the work?")

In the KKTV interview, Obama avoided weighing in on, as Derby put it, "Tim Tebow or Peyton Manning?"

"I'm not going to get into that," he replied.