Obama : “Winston Churchill used to say that we Americans, you know, we try every other option before we finally do the right thing. After everything else is exhausted, we eventually do the right thing. And I think that that’s true for Congress as well, and I think it’s also important for Americans to remember that politics has always been messy. People have been asking me a lot about the film “Lincoln” and you know –”
Gregory: “Is this your Lincoln moment?” the NBC host beamed.
Obama: “Well no, look, A) I never compare myself to Lincoln and B) obviously the magnitude of the issues are quite different from the Civil War and slavery,”