Wait, his 2008 campaign was sexy?

(The Hill) — President Obama acknowledged that his re-election effort “will not be as sexy as the first one” at a star-studded fundraiser Monday night in Hollywood.

“This election will not be as sexy as the first one,” Obama said. “Back then, I was — it was still fresh and new, and I didn’t have any gray hair, and everybody loved the “Hope” posters and all that. But this time it’s — we’ve got to grind it out a little bit.”

Actor Will Smith and basketball star Magic Johnson were among those in attendance at the $35,800 per head dinner.

In his remarks, Obama said that he had accomplished “about 60 percent” of what he hoped to as president, and cited his healthcare reform law and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” among his achievements.

“I carry around a little checklist, and I think we’ve gotten about 60 percent of it done so far,” Obama said. “And that’s not bad for three years, because I need another five.”

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