Via Beltway Confidential:

President Obama compared running for reelection to wooing his wife, Michelle, promising supporters that he would bring the same “persistence” to the 2012 campaign that he did his romantic endeavors as he tried to stoke excitement for his reelection bid.

“I’ve never been more convinced about what is possible in this country if we stick with it,” Obama said last night during a fundraiser in New York. “There are times when people say, how did you get such a fine woman as Michelle to marry you? And my main response is, ‘Persistence.’ I stick to it if I believe in something. And I fight for it. And I believe in the America that the people in this room believe in, and it’s worth fighting for. So I hope you’ll join me.”

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