On Fox News this morning, Mike Huckabee scoffed at Barack Obama's regrets that he hasn't been a better storyteller in selling his legislation.
"This is a president who now says it's all about storytelling, and I think he perceived that he should have been Dr. Seuss, but he turned out to be Stephen King.
The fact is -- he has not communicated the hope, the optimism that he campaigned on.
.... It's not so much how he's told the story, but it's how the story has ended, and that's why he's in trouble."
CBS aired an interview with Obama this morning, in which the president made the rueful remarks.
"When I think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well," the president said, "the mistake of my first term - couple of years - was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."