At a presidential campaign stop at Boston University, Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE (D-Ill.) on Friday said he noticed the U.S. political landscape was changing

"We need a new kind of politics," Obama said. "This cyclical politics has created a situation where lobbyists and special interests - they determine the agenda. "Here's the good news, it's starting to change ... the American people are starting to pay attention in a way that they haven't paid attention in a very long time."