President Obama says White House duties kept him away from Wisconsin during the recent recall election — and he doesn’t think the Democratic defeat there will mean much for his own re-election bid.
“I think probably you’ve got specific circumstances in Wisconsin,” Obama told WBAY-TV of Green Bay about the failed Democratic effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
When asked about supporters who were upset that Obama did not campaign for Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, Obama said: “The truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.
“I was supportive of Tom and have been supportive of Tom,” Obama said. “Obviously, I would have loved to see a different result.”