Jim Brown: Obama ‘Seems Like He’s Over His Head’
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CLEVELAND (CBS Cleveland) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown believes President Barack Obama is in over his head as commander in chief.
The Cleveland Browns legend – who campaigned for Obama in Ohio – made the comments on Arsenio Hall’s show.
“I like his family, I like him as a human being,” Brown said. “But somehow it seems like he’s over his head and maybe he underestimated the system of government that we have.”
Brown explained how previous presidents did not always tow the party lines to deal with issues.
“When Kennedy could not get the Civil Rights Bill passed – and he was the big liberal – Lyndon Johnson came in and got it passed and he was a conservative and a Southerner,” Brown stated. “So sometimes in politics, to get something done, it takes a special kind of knowledge and special kind of person but it doesn’t always follow the party lines.”
Overall, Brown gave Obama a “C” for the job he has done in office so far.