President Obama Hasn’t Even Been Trying to Be Popular Until Just Now

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"We have spent the last 20 months governing. They spent the last 20 months politicking. Now we've got three months to go, and so we've decided, well, we can politick for three months. They've forgotten I know how to politick pretty good." —President Obama, at a fund-raiser in Texas today. [WhiteHouse.gov]