"My expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice."
Obama was trying to make the point in August that he might have more luck working cooperatively with Republicans in Congress in a second term, since his re-election would no longer be a factor. But his imagery was a bit too vivid.
Even deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter called it "disgusting."
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