President Barack Obama was asked by the ladies on The View back in May how close he thought the November election would be. "When your name is Barack Obama, it’s always tight,” he said.
Obama referred to his name as a political disadvantage again during a campaign speech in Boston yesterday.
"In 2008, we came together, not just to support a candidate — it wasn't just about me; when you support a guy named Barack Obama, you're not just doing it because you thought it was a sure thing," he said. "The reason we came together in 2008 was that we had a shared vision of what's best in this country. We wanted to reclaim the basic heart of what was best in America, that built the laregst middle-class in history, that compact that binds us together as a people, that binds us together as citizens. We believe that, in America, your success shouldn't be determined by the circumstances of your birth."