President Obama dropped a little bit of hubris into his remarks Monday to a meeting of his mass movement, Organizing for America, asserting that he has offered up “some pretty good speeches in the past.”
Obama, who spoke during a Washington gathering of OFA activists, offered himself the pat on the back as he discussed his upcoming speech Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. There, he will begin – yet again – to “refocus” on the economy and tout “big and bold ideas” he has to continue moving the nation toward the type of liberal economic approach he favors.
From the White House transcript:
Now, here’s the thing — it will be a pretty good speech. But as we’ve learned — I’ve given some pretty good speeches before and then things still get stuck here in Washington, which is why I’m going to need your help.
Obama is well known for occasionally pulling the curtain back on an inflated ego, commending himself for everything from the killing of Osama Bin Laden to his skill at billiards.
Much of the rest of the president’s remarks were intended to rally his troops for upcoming battles on behalf of his agenda, including fighting off efforts to roll back Obamacare.
“I love you guys. Keep it up!” he implored. “Are you still fired up?” he inquired.
“Fired up!” came the response.