Barack Obama

Limping Toward Lame Duck Status, Barack Obama Turns Introspective on the Post-Campaign Trail

Explains how hard his job is at fundraisers


Another city, another fundraiser. Again, "Hail to the Chief" played, and again, President Obama opened with his routine act: "It's good to be back in San Francisco! Love this place!" He recognized the outstanding mayor and outstanding members of Congress and outstanding attorney general in attendance.

Then the president got introspective. "Sometimes people ask me, how do you keep up with everything involved in this job of yours, which is kind of a crazy job?" Obama said. "There's a lot of stuff, and it's all pretty complicated, and nobody is ever entirely happy with any decision that you make, and your hair is a lot grayer than it used to be."