Obama: 'I Hope That Everybody Is Willing To Recapture That Sense Of Excitement'

Cue the B.B. King, baby.  The thrill is gone.

Here was Pres. Obama speaking to his $30,000-a-couple fundraiser tonight in NYC:

"I hope that everybody here is willing to recapture that sense of excitement that comes from a big but achievable challenge, not a superficial excitement that comes from election day, but an excitement that comes from knowing we took on something that had to be taken on."

Those heady days of the Iowa primary victory are history. Ditto candidate Obama's nomination-clinching night speech.  Who can forget his immortal words: "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"?

Looks like Pres. Obama has yet to learn F. Scott Fitzgerald's lesson: "there are no second acts in American lives."

Will the MSM take note of the president's poignant nostalgia?  

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