At a breakfast fundraiser this morning, Obama used the example of the New Hampshire primary, when he lost to Hillary Rodham Clinton after a huge win in Iowa, to warn his supporters against overconfidence, Carrie Budoff Brown reports.
Otherwise, they may get "spanked," he said.
"For those of you who are feeling giddy or cocky or think this is all set, I just have two words for you: New Hampshire," Mr. Obama told top contributors at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. "I've been in these positions before when we were favored and the press starts getting carried away and we end up getting spanked."
He added, "That's another good lesson that Hillary Clinton taught me, so we want to make sure that we are closing strong, running through the tape."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It's nice to know that Obama recognizes the danger of overconfidence: