President Obama Tells Crowd He's Done 60% of What He Wants to Do
President Obama has had a busy 24 hours in Los Angeles. So far, he's spoken at two fundraising dinners in Hancock Park, eaten some classic SoCal fare, and is now heading to NBC studios to tape a segment with Jay Leno.
We won't know what he says to Leno until later, but CBS News reports that during his dinners, the President laid out what he's accomplished so far during his tenure in the Oval Office. At his second fundraiser of the night, held at the home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, he made note of his work on health care reform, financial reform and pulling the troops out of Iraq.
That, he said, was 60% of what he hoped to accomplish in office. ""I'm pretty confident we can get the next 40 percent done in the next five years," he added.
Earlier in the evening, at a $35,800 a head fundraiser held at the home of film producer James Lassiter and his wife Mai Lassiter, Obama told the crowd that the next campaign wouldn't be as "sexy" as the first.
"Back then it was still fresh and new," he said. "I didn't have any gray hair. Everybody loved the 'Hope' posters and all that. This time it's -we've got to grind it out a little bit. We've got to grind it out. But the cause is the same. And my passion is the same. And my commitment is the same.''