Politico -- President Obama acknowledged Monday to a major union that he hasn't been "a perfect president," but stressed that he's stuck to his promise to keep working for them.
"When I was running for this office, I told people, I'm not perfect, I'm not a perfect man -- Michelle can tell you that," he said, straying from his prepared remarks, at the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference, before adding that he's "not a perfect president." [...]
Despite not being perfect, Obama said he's still worked with labor in mind. "I made a promise I’d always tell you where I stood, I’d always tell you what I thought, what I believed in and, most importantly, I’d wake up every single day working as hard as I know how to make your lives a little bit better," he said, drawing on lines he often uses at fundraisers, though not in official speeches.
"And for all that we’ve gone through over the last three-and-a-half, four years, I have kept that promise. And I’m still thinking about you, I’m still thinking about you, and I still believe in you. And if you join me, we’ll remind the world why it is that America is the greatest nation on Earth."
Blog author's comments - Obama says he's "not a perfect president." Oh, he thinks he’s perfect alright; he’s just taking a very awkward stab at humility for the first time since he has been the president. I might add that he has been the perfect anti-American president.