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Apr 21, 2011 1:01 PM

Obama tells supporters change harder than expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Barack Obama is telling his supporters that while he couldn't be more proud of what his administration has accomplished, "change turned out to be a lot tougher than expected."

Even though he's running for re-election from the White House, Obama says he still wants to run a grassroots campaign.

"We need you now more than ever," he told 200 supporters at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Obama was interrupted by a small group protesting the detention of Bradley Manning, an Army private accused of leaking secret documents to Wikileaks.

"We paid our dues, where's our change?" the protesters sang.

Obama paused while security removed some of the protesters, then joked, "that's a nice song. You guys have much better voices than I do."

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