The president then told the crowd about one supporter’s wish for him: “That my next inauguration is warmer than the last one.”

Obama prefaced those comments by saying, “I know that, over the last couple of months, there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy … aren’t these just huge headwinds in terms of your re-election?”

But he expressed hope that voters will see progress by the time the election rolls around a year from November.