This tack sounds an awful lot like the schpiel they throw at you to buy a new car.
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"Well, I'm not sure- I don't think my wife's going to let me do this twice. So let me be clear about that," Obama said while campaigning in Iowa.
So is it desperation or just another carefully timed maneuver? I'd lean towards the former myself.