[Washington, September 18. Image via Getty.]

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 18: (AFP-OUT) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the annual Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Washington Convention Center, on September 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. The president said in his speech to the group 'I need you because this isn't going to be easy,' referencing the November elections. (Photo by Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)