Mediaite’s Joe Concha: Obamacare Marks End of Obama Presidency Because It’s His ‘Legacy on the Line’

Mediaite’s Joe Concha made a rather bold statement on CNN’s OutFront Thursday night, that the Obamacare rollout debacle marks the beginning of the end for the Obama presidency. He elaborated on Fox’s America’s Newsroom on Friday, telling Martha MacCallum, saying that for what could be the single biggest legislative achievement of President Obama‘s term in office to end up so badly is a huge problem for his legacy.

Concha pointed out that the Democrats were excited about their political momentum coming out of the government shutdown, but now Obamacare has shifted winds back to the GOP. MacCallum said Democrats appear to be “pulling away from the president” to distance themselves from the catastrophic rollout.

Concha added, “This is his legacy on the line.” Obamacare may very well be the biggest achievement of Obama’s presidency, especially if the Republicans keep the house in 2014, and Concha said Obama has to do more than apologize to the American people; he has to actually embrace some of the fixes people have been suggesting.

Concha also weighed in on TIME‘s Chris Christie “elephant” cover, calling it “fat-shaming” and “gutter journalism” coming, as it does, from one of the more respected magazines in the country. He also admitted he doesn’t understand why conservatives are now starting up a Christie political pile-on.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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