Fred Armisen, President Obama's impersonator on "Saturday Night Live" and co-creator of "Portlandia," gave an interview as Obama to Willamette Week ahead of the president's appearance at a campaign fundraiser in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday.
Armisen's Obama said he was looking forward to meeting the "one" Republican in Portland.
"I want to meet that one person and say, 'How do you do it?'" he said. "'How do you get by in this city with all those angry bumper stickers?'"
He apologized to residents for the traffic his visit was expected to cause.
"They will be experiencing what drivers in other cities call 'rush-hour,'" Armisen/Obama said. "Have you heard of that? That's when lots of people wake up early and drive to work at the same time."
The faux commander in chief also did not criticize Portland Mayor Sam Adams for not meeting him at the airport. "It's a far commute by bicycle and I understand," he said. "I was thinking of inviting him to Washington, D.C., but that's, like, an impossible bike ride."
In 2008, Obama carried Oregon, receiving 57 percent of the vote to John McCain's 40 percent to grab the state's seven electoral votes. Oregon has voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since 1984.
And neither presidential campaign considers it a battleground state in 2012.