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Obama Loves Winning

Paul Ryan isn't the only politician who likes to toot his own horn. Barack Obama has become something of a one-upper himself, boasting recently about his chili-making, pool-playing, and even doodling skills. The president is "a voraciously competitive perfectionist," The New York Times writes Monday, observing that "as he faces off with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, Mr. Obama's will to win--and fear of losing--is in overdrive." While as far as polls go, he and Mitt Romney are virtually tied, Obama reportedly said his campaign will block his Republican opponents'. "We're the Miami Heat and he's Jeremy Lin," an aide recalls the president saying.