Barack Obama knows how much time he has left as president of the United States. He said so last night at an Organizing For Action event in Washington, D.C.
“I always remind people, I’ve run my last campaign. Michelle is not sorry about it,” Obama said to laughter, according to the White House transcript of the event. “I’ve got a little over 1,200 days left in office. I am going to spend every waking minute of every one of those days thinking about and then acting upon any good ideas out there that are going to help ordinary Americans succeed, that are going to make sure that the next generation believes in the American Dream because they’ve seen it in their own lives. That’s how I’m going to spend my time. I hope that’s how you’re going to spend your time. (Applause.) Because if you do, I guarantee you we will continue to make progress and we will deliver on everything that we talked about in 2008 and 2012. (Applause.).”
Obama ended by thanking the group, which was formerly his reelection campaign. “Thank you very much, OFA. I love you guys. Keep it up! Keep it up! (Applause.) Are you still fired up?”