President Barack Obama came out swinging in Wisconsin today in a speech that, while making clear references to policy and future plans, didn’t shy away from tackling the opposition. The day’s soundbite, however, wasn’t aimed at the Tea Party, the Republicans, or any political group in general, but at “powerful interests” who “talk about me like a dog.”
The comment was in reference to his accomplishments as president, specifically to financial reform and the hurdles he found while trying to get it passed in Congress:
“I wanted to be stronger than it was before. And over the past two years, that’s meant taking on some powerful interests. Some powerful interests that have been setting the agenda in Washington for a long time, and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”
A Barack Obama that says things that aren’t written in his prepared remarks? Who in 2008 would have expected that?
The clip below, and a full analysis of the speech here.
CNN also had post-game commentary with Wolf Blitzer‘s Situation Room panel:
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