“Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”
Actually, no. The comparison is laughable. And the pity-party he's throwing just tells us that “Obama is a guy who has a thin skin and does not take criticism well,” in the words of Eric Foner, the historian who did much to encourage this Obama-as-Lincoln comparison.
Anyway, it is beyond ridiculous for a POTUS to make himself an object of pity. Never feel sorry for a man who flies in Air Force One. Or rides around the Midwest waving to tiny groups of voters from behind the armored windows of a multimillion dollar bus (Ground Force One?).
Here's a soundtrack that suits the occasion, WMAL's Brian Wilson performing 'The Long and Whiny Road'.