Addressing criticism that he was rude in the second and third debates, President Obama said:
I’m not going to worry too much about what Fox said. What we want to do is just make the American people clear he’s got this agenda for going back to the economic policies of George Bush and the foreign policies of Dick Cheney, a top down economics that has not worked for America.
We’re making real progress digging our way out of the mess that they left and I intend to continue to do that for the next four years.
On fighting potential obstructionism as a second-term president, Obama was quick to not count his chickens before they hatch:
You know it will be interesting to see how they respond. Obviously, our first job is to win. And if we win, when we win, I think what you’ll see is that initially there may be some resistance, but you know, they’ve been obsessed over the last four years with defeating me.
After the election I will have won my last race. And hopefully they’ll recognize that the kind of obstruction that they’ve engaged in is not good for them politically and it’s certainly not good for the country.