Spoken during the 2008 campaign, in the context of observing all the problems the next President would face.
Quoted by Maureen Dowd , who, naturally, wisecracks that he must now wish he had.[More ]
Well, Obama wasn't really in a position to throw the 2008 election, once he had the nomination--John McCain threw it, out of white guilt, and political correctness. [See GOP Can Play By "McCain Rules" And Lose, Or "Sailer Rules" And Win ] 
I don't see how they could both throw the election.