Is the president finally wrapping up his 2012 campaign and getting down to business? In a 40-minute interview conducted with the New York Times and published online today, a sometimes feisty President Obama said that he would not “sit around and twiddle [his] thumbs for the next 1,200 days” waiting for the GOP to get on board with his agenda.

What, then, is the president planning to do? In his weekly address, he assured the nation that his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy is for real this time, and he’ll spend every minute of every day doing everything he can to jump start the economy. With 1,200 days left, that’s nearly 2 million minutes dedicated to recovery.

Just to get it on the record one more time:

And as long as I have the privilege of holding this office, I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again; to build that better bargain for the middle class; to make sure that the American Dream is something that’s achievable for everybody – not just today, but for decades to come.

Something tells us the weather might factor into the president’s commitment to work every minute of every day.


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