The White House transcript of the event in Atlanta reveals what Fox News didn’t think was worthy of inclusion in its report (in bold):
OBAMA: [T]his is still going to be a close election because the economy is still tough and folks are still frustrated. And what that means is that you’re going to have more money spent in this election than ever before by the other side on negative ads. And their message will be simple. They’ll say, the economy is bad and it’s Obama’s fault. (Laughter.) They suffer a little bit of amnesia so they don’t remember — (applause) — all the stuff that happened before I was sworn into office, but that’s going to be their message.
And because times are tough, and because they’re spending these ungodly sums, it’s going to be close.
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