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Barack Obama 7

“I’m not a particularly ideological person.”

Barack Obama 3

“That first campaign I ran, the last campaign I ran in 2008 — I’ve been outspent before.  I’ve had a lot of money thrown at me before.”

Barack Obama 5

“I suspect that most people in Cincinnati would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we haven’t gotten the Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that, I wish had happened.”

Barack Obama 5

“The civil rights movement was hard. Winning the vote for women was hard. Making sure that workers had some basic protections was hard.

Around the world — Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term, it takes more than a single president, it takes more than a single individual.”

Barack Obama

“[N]o US administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours. None. Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise. It is a fact.”

Barack Obama

“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history.”

Barack Obama

“If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill!”