Most observers would probably commend Obama for actually recognizing someone else for their words, however he apparently forgot a previous speech, delivered several months earlier, when he spoke nearly identical words, giving credit to no one, leaving the impression in his listeners mind that he originated the clever analogy..... Wait!! Just for the hell of it, and to give this little reminiscence a bit more credibility.... "I hope you don't mind me quoting you, Joe."
Certainly the man is not lying. But when you recite a story so many times, it probably begins to get difficult dragging around the same dead horse....especially knowing the old mare had no life in her from the opening gate.