I must take issue with Joan Vennochi’s claim that one of Barack Obama’s failures was his “overall inability to engage with Congress” (“A dizzy ride on the Romney-coaster,” Op-ed, Sept. 23).
The failure lay in Congress’s unwillingness to engage with the president.
The president welcomed leaders on both sides of the aisle to White House meetings. Republicans responded with a vow to fight the president bill by bill, and with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow in 2010 to make Obama a one-term president.
Martin G. Evans