Obama fundraising watch: debt, progressives, and women on the Court

May 17, 2011

President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House for another round of fundraising on Monday, attending events in Washington where tickets went for $44 to $35,800.

Here are a few highlights from his remarks:

1.    Progressives should care about the debt and deficit. “It’s… as critical for progressives as it is for anybody, because if we want to have a strong foundation for us to provide opportunity in the future, we’ve got to make sure that we’ve got our deficit and our debt under control.”

2.   The president is pleased about having more “strong” women on the Supreme Court. “You can never have enough women on the Supreme Court.”

3.   He wants to be in the White House another 5 1/2 years. “We’re just a quarter of the way through,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure that we finish our …task.”


Photo Credits: REUTERS/Jim Young (Obama supporters at Democratic National Committee event; Obama waves to supporters)

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