I blame racism.*

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he weighed a presidential run back in 2006, President Barack Obama displayed a realistic sense of self-awareness: All the adulation he was receiving, he conceded then, was because he was a blank slate on which people could attach their aspirations.

As he seeks re-election, his self-awareness is on display again, with a new conclusion.

“It’s not as cool to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008, with the posters and all of that stuff,” he acknowledged to an intimate gathering of donors in Miami this week.

* This will be Tingles’ first reaction upon hearing the news.