(NEW YORK) -- Director Spike Lee, an ardent Barack Obama supporter, is less optimistic about the president's election prospects this time around, telling GQ magazine in an article published this week that an Obama win in November "is not a lock."
"The people have to get out and vote," Lee said. "It is not a lock that President Obama is getting a second term, and people have to really rekindle the enthusiasm that we had the first time."
As for Obama's presumed Republican rival Mitt Romney, Lee said the best thing he has going for him is that "he's not Obama."
"Once we get to the debates my man [Obama] is going to tear him up!" Lee said. "It's going to be obvious who should lead this country for the next four years once they go head to head, toe to toe, elbow to elbow, butt to butt. And I don't think Mr. Romney can hang with him. He just can't!"
Lee and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, hosted the president at their New York City brownstone home for a $35,800-per-ticket fundraiser in January.
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