That sentence right there should terrify Americans. As the failed president shook down another batch of his 1% supporters in California last night (wasn’t he just there last week), he declared he needs at least another five years to help finish the country off.
Obama touched down at Moffett Field in Mountain View at about 6:30 p.m. before being whisked to Woodside for a $38,500-per-person fundraising dinner for 60 donors at the home of Doug Goldman, an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune and part of the environmentalist and philanthropic Goldman family.
“The strides that we’ve made over the last 3 1/2 years have been extraordinary. But we’ve still got a long way to go,” Obama told the diners, who included actor Don Cheadle, singers David Crosby and Graham Nash, and Susan Wojcicki, senior vice president at Google. “We may not even finish it in five years. But I certainly need another five years to lock in what we’re trying to accomplish.”
Before he leaves the Bay Area on Thursday, Obama is to appear at a fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose with Asian American supporters where 20 donors will pay at least $35,000 each. Reporters will not be permitted to cover the event, which was moved from Palo Alto “for logistical reasons,” the campaign said.