Hillary Rodham Clinton

President Barack Obama on Early Voting - Oct. 17, 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton
October 17, 2016
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PRESIDENT OBAMA: My greatest strength? Probably that I'm always early.

FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFFER #1: He's early to everything.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Whether I'm headed to a meeting or about to give a big speech, I like to know I'm running early. For years, I've been running early to all my press conferences. Boy, does that really annoy the press.

FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFFER #2: I get to our 6:00 a.m. meeting at 5:45, he's already there. "How you doin'? You fired up, ready to go?"

STAFFER #1: I'm not fired up and ready to go. It's five o'clock in the morning.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My commitment to being early isn't just good for me. It's good for the nation. It's good for the world.

STAFFER #2: You should have seen him when Bill Clinton held up Air Force One. That was the actual Travelgate.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: When you're early, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. You know how you beat LeBron James one-on-one? Get there 45 minutes early. Then it's one-on-none.

STAFFER #2: you try telling the President of the United States that there is no such thing as "one-on-none."

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Probably my favorite thing to do early, is voting. Why wait until November 8? When you vote early, you can choose the day and the time that works for your schedule. And, by the way, you can probably vote before Joe Biden does. It drives him nuts.

STAFFER #2: He asked to see our early voting plans.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: One, you find out where and when you can vote early. Two, you figure out how to get there. Three, you get out there and make your voice heard. It's incredibly important. Millions of people are doing it. And it's easier than beating your staff at a game of one-on-one.

STAFFER #1: He means "one-on-none."

PRESIDENT OBAMA: No I don't. You fired up? I sure am. Come on, let's go!