No, President Obama will never say that, but, as they say,action speaks louder than words. And by delaying, again, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, Obama is conceding the law doesn't work. Of course, his goal is to protect vulnerable Senate Democrats this fall. Without this extension, another round of cancellation of policy notices would hit right before November. And you will note that precious few of those vulnerable Democrats are defending the law.
In fact, a Wall Street Journal story on the delay this morning apparently had to dig very deep to find a liberal defender; Dave Obey! That's it? That's all they could find? That speaks volumes.