The Washington Times - October 25, 2011, 08:35AM

President Obama says that he’s aging rapidly in “dog years” but that he still has enough energy for a second term.

“These president years are dog years,” Mr. Obama told supporters late Monday night at a swank fundraiser in Los Angeles. “Don’t get tired. I may be gray, but I’m not tired. My passion is still there. My vision for this country is still there.”


The president spoke at the Spanish-style mansion of actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, where about 200 supporters paid at least $5,000 each.

Mr. Obama said that he keeps in his desk a checklist of campaign promises and that he’s completed about 60 percent of them, including ending the war in Iraq, which drew big applause from the crowd.

“I’m pretty confident we can get the other 40 percent done in the next five years,” Mr. Obama said. “But to do that, I’m going to need your help.”