CBS's John Dickerson: ObamaCare Website A 'Total Fiasco'; White House Risks 'Credibility Death Spiral'

October 21, 2013 - 9:56 AM
CBS's John Dickerson: ObamaCare Website A 'Total Fiasco'; White House Risks 'Credibility Death Spiral'

John Dickerson could not have been more blunt on the 21 October 2013 edition of CBS This Morning about the political damage HealthCare.gov's well-established technical difficulties is already causing President Obama: "It's been far worse than a glitch. It's been a total fiasco, as Senator McCain said. And the problem here is that the administration could get into, sort of, a credibility death spiral."

The liberal CBS News political director also surprisingly acknowledged that conservatives were right in their longstanding criticisms of ObamaCare:

JOHN DICKERSON: There has always been charges from the right that the President's health care promises didn't turn out to be true. But then, some of those charges turned out to have some merit. The President said, if you had your own health care plan and if you were satisfied with it, you'd be able to keep it. Well, that didn't quite turn out to be true.