Obama to Supporters: Remember New Hampshire

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(NEW YORK) Barack Obama may be feeling good today, but he's certainly not showing it. At a breakfast fundraiser this morning at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, Obama had a simple message for his supporters: remember New Hampshire.

"For those of you who are feeling giddy or cocky and think this is all set, I just say one word - I guess it's two - New Hampshire," Obama said reminding the crowd of his loss in the state's primary contest last January just days after scoring a major victory in the Iowa caucus.

"You know I've been in these positions before where we were favored and the press starts getting carried away and we end up getting spanked," Obama added. "And so that's another good lesson that Hillary Clinton taught me."

This afternoon, Obama heads to New Hampshire for a campaign event. It may be a coincidence that he's campaigning there or it may be his way of signaling to supporters that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Obama attended the 120-person breakfast this morning just a mere ten hours after the last presidential debate wrapped up. Supporters such as former Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons and former World Bank president Jim Wolfensohn contributed $30,800 per person to attend.

  • Maria Gavrilovic

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