When I took office, I decided that each night I would read 10 letters out of the tens of thousands that are sent to us by ordinary Americans every day –- this is my modest effort to remind myself of why I ran in the first place. Some of these letters tell stories of heartache and struggle. Some express gratitude, some express anger. I’d say a good solid third call me an idiot — which is how I know that I’m getting a good, representative sample.
BARACK OBAMA, remarks at University of Michigan, May 1, 2010
“It also told me that I’m still suckering 2/3 of the American people.”