As he winds through his second term in Washington, President Barack Obama does not appear to be overly concerned with how history will judge him.
In an interview with The New York Times published Saturday, Obama was asked whether he was worried about being cast as a "standing pat" president, thanks to Congressional gridlock that has affected his agenda.
"But do you worry, Mr. President, that that description of that sort of standing pat, what happens if you stand pat and the sort of slower than expected -- do you worry that that could end up being your legacy simply because of the obstruction that -- and the gridlock that doesn’t seem to end?," the newspaper asked.
Obama appeared to argue that if the results were spurred by Congressional inaction, that would not stand as a lasting impression on the presidency.
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