By Amie Parnes - 03/01/12 11:33 PM EST
President Obama said Thursday that while some might remember his 2008 campaign as flawless, it was far from perfect, and that he remembered his campaign "screwing up all the time."
Speaking at one fundraiser in New York, Obama joked that "people remember that campaign as being flawless and so much fun." But he said, "I don't remember it that way ... I remember us screwing up all the time."
During the appearance at a private residence, Obama spoke for roughly 10 minutes, listing his accomplishments while in office.
While he acknowledged that "there's still a lot of hardship" facing the country, Obama said, "the trend lines are good." The president added that he's working to build a "better foundation for long-term economic growth."
In his first fundraiser of the evening, Obama drew applause from the well-heeled crowd for declaring that the Iraq war "is now over."
Obama was set to appear at four fundraisers for his reelection bid on Thursday night in New York.
— This post was updated at 6:40 p.m.