Sam Donaldson worked at ABC News for over 40 years as a correspondent and anchor.

The president’s message is off. Sam Donaldson, who has seen more Washington speeches than almost anyone, on the handful of words that Obama can use to paint the GOP into a corner.

As the president prepares for tonight’s health-care press conference, he’s focusing on the wrong audience, says veteran White House correspondent Sam Donaldson. Why he should step away from the microphones and work the halls of Congress.