In the words of the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, who’d have a great deal of trouble getting a nomination in the Republican Party right now. (Laughter.) You know that’s true. (Laughter.) He said that government should leave to the people – let them do what they can do best for themselves.
Of Abraham Lincoln, Republican first
Obama did mention, it was not rehearsed.
He was making the case:
In these tea party days
He would be rejected, scorned and accursed.