Barack Obama was out stumping for the ailing Hillary Clinton today, but that didn’t stop him from talking about himself.
The president rallied with Clinton supporters in Philadelphia and when doing so, managed to mention himself 137 times.
At one point, after running down a list of what he considered accomplishments of his presidency, someone in the audience shouted out about lower gas prices.
“Thank you for reminding me,” he replied. “Thanks, Obama,” he said to himself.
He later took the opportunity to “vent” about the way the media is covering the campaign.
He ended, “The time has come for me to pass the baton on but I know Hillary is going to take it and she’s going to run that race and she will finish that race and that’s why I’m with her.
“That’s why I’m fired up. That’s why I’m ready to go. And I need you to join me,” he continued.
“I need you to work as hard for Hillary as you did for me. I need you to knock on doors. I need you to make phone calls.”
After all the talk about himself, it was hard to determine whether he really wants Hillary to win, or if he would see her victory as a cornerstone in his own legacy.