Quotes Haunt Obama

This has to be the president’s dream reelection campaign, right? Not so fast. As Obama surges in polls and looks unbeatable in swing states ahead of Wednesday’s debate, Politico reminds us that we shouldn’t crown the president just yet. Ten “haunting” quotes illustrate “an anthology of lofty aspirations that fell to earth, and boastful predictions that didn’t come true.” From a failure to jump-start the economy to Guantánamo and Solyndra, see words Obama hopes voters won’t remember come election night.