Obama says biggest task left for him is to fix U.S. politics
There’s energy policy, for example, which he would like to revamp. There’s immigration reform, which he hopes to “implement.”
But at a fundraiser on Monday night, the president said the real challenge he had left to handle was “fixing” the political atmosphere in Washington.
“The challenge we have now is fixing our politics,” Obama said at fundraiser held at a private home in Washington.
“That is probably the biggest piece of business that remains unfinished. That’s probably the area where we’ve been most stymied over the last three years.”
In 2008 one of Obama’s campaign promises was to bring a greater spirit of bipartisanship to the capital. Both Republicans and Democrats would likely agree that that has not happened.
Whether a second Obama term would change that is hard to say. But the president is raising money to help advance his cause.
Monday’s fundraiser was held at the home of Obama supporters Antoinette and Dwight Bush. Some 45 people attended, paying entrance fees that started at $17,900 a head.
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Obama walks into the Rose Garden of the White House