‘I never compare myself to Lincoln.”
President Obama answering David Gregory’s “Is this your Lincoln moment?” question on Meet The Press.
President Barack Obama speaking in Decorah, Iowa – August 15, 2011:
“When you listen to what the Federalists said about the Anti-Federalists, and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth — I mean those guys were tough,” Obama said. “Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart.”