November 15, 2013, 12:24 pm
Obama to rally supporters on Monday
By Justin Sink
President Obama will hold a conference call with supporters on Monday night, seeking to rally his base after his poll numbers have plummeted in the wake of the botched rollout of ObamaCare.
On Friday, Obama sent a message to the email list of Organizing for Action, the political group born from his reelection campaign.
"This Monday, November 18th, I want to get on the phone with OFA supporters to touch base on the work you're doing, and what the next few months hold in the fight for change," the president writes in one version of the email.
Obama specifically mentions implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as well as immigration reform, environmental policy, gay marriage and the minimum wage as other possible topics of conversation.
"Hop on the phone with me this Monday, and let's talk," Obama said, directing supporters to a website to register for the call.
On Thursday, Obama apologized to supporters facing political pressure over what he described as the "fumbled" rollout of his signature bill.
Obama said during the press conference that after Democrats “stood up and supported this effort through thick and thin,” he felt “deeply responsible for making it harder for them, rather than easier for them to continue to promote the core values that, I think, led them to support this thing in the first place.”
President Obama addressed top donors and organizers supporting OFA at a healthcare summit in Washington earlier this month.
At that event, Obama implored his supporters to "stay on track" and "make this work."
"I've got one more campaign in me," Obama said. "The campaign to make sure this law works for every single person in this country."