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November 14th, 2013
06:28 PM ET

Roundtable: How could Obama not know about the troubled website?

So what's worst: The president "fumbling the ball," or being left in the dark about the potential problems?

"I was not informed directly that the website wasn't working. If I did, I wouldn't go out saying, 'Oh this is great.' I'm not stupid enough to say it's like shopping online on Amazon or Travelocity," President Barack Obama said Thursday.

"It's a great unanswered question, who knew, what did they know and when did they know it and why didn't it get communicated up to the top of the chain of command?" said White House Press Secretary for the Clinton administration Dee Dee Myers.

"It is a chief executive's job to fight the isolation that surrounds every chief executive. It is the chief executive's job to make sure that they are informed," said former CEO of Hewlett Packard Carly Fiorina.

For more analysis from our political panel, check out the video above.

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