Obama Warns Supporters to Not Get ‘Cocky’

By Kate Barrett

Oct 16, 2008 10:04am

At a fundraiser at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Club this morning, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., admonished his supporters to not be overconfident heading into the homestretch.

"For those of you who are feeling giddy or cocky or think this is all set," Obama said, "I just have two words for you: New Hampshire."

Polls indicated Obama would win the Granite State primary in January, but he lost to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

"I’ve been in these positions before when we were favored and the press starts getting carried away and we end up getting spanked," Obama said. "That’s another good lesson that Hillary Clinton taught me."

More than 100 people, each contributing $30,800, listened to Obama’s warnings.

"What we want to do in these 19 days is show the same passion for Americans who are struggling out there, show the same dedication, show the same stick-to-it-ness, show the same steadiness that’s going to be required in guiding this country past some very difficult times," he said.

Obama this morning heads to the state where he got "spanked," New Hampshire, for an event in Londonderry today.

- jpt

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