Obama likens himself to Mandela, Gandhi

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President Obama spoke Thursday night at a campaign fundraiser at ABC Kitchen in New York City. It was the first of four fundraisers the president attended Thursday.

OBAMA: Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela–what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It takes more than a single individual. What it takes is ordinary citizens who are committed to fighting and pushing and inching this country closer and closer to our highest ideals. I said in 2008, that I am not a perfect man and I will not be a perfect president. But I promise you, I promised you that I would always tell you what I believe. I would always tell you where I stood.

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