I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance, just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.It's clear even in context that this is a jab at Romney. Obama's best electoral strategy is to emphasize that he has been the "adult in the room" trying to get things done while Republicans blindly opposed him at every turn. It hurts this narrative when attacks on Romney's personal history come from the President.
That's what surrogates are for.