Barack Obama

There is no denying that 2013 was a tough year for President Obama.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz takes a look back from the White House:

In his year-end news conference President Obama was asked if 2013 was his worst year.

(President Obama) "That's not how I think about it."

But he did admit it brought ups and down. It started with high hopes for a second term. But he continued to be dogged by questions about the Benghazi attack. He set a red line on Syria chemical weapons, but then disowned it.

(President Obama) "Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty."

He came out on top in a government shutdown with Republicans, but that was quickly eclipsed by the bungled roll out of Obamacare and the broken promise that people could keep their healthcare if they liked it.

(President Obama) "That's on me. I mean, we fumbled the roll-out on this healthcare law."

And National Security Agency spying because a huge controversy both at home and abroad.

At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.