He also added:
"My bottom line is not how pretty the process was."
"My bottom line was: Am I getting help to people who need it?"
"I am an eternal optimist [but] that doesn't mean I'm a sap."
This article again points out that President Obama is open to consultation, compromise and readjusting his course to build inclusive coalitions, but will keep the results he intends to produce fixed. Not a bad plan in my estimation.