(CNSNews.com) – During a conference call Monday with his grassroots supporters, President Obama admitted to being disappointed by last week’s election results.
In what amounted to a pep talk, he urged his longtime supporters to stay engaged and involved: “Now is the time for some organizing,” the president said.
Obama also indicated that he will return to community organizing when he leaves the White House: “I promise you that next year Michelle and I are going to be right there with you, and the clouds are going to start parting and the sun is going to come back out, and we’re going to be busy, involved in the amazing stuff that we’ve been doing all these years before.”
Obama began the conference call by admitting that he “feels your pain” on the election results. “It doesn’t feel good,” Obama told the people who helped elect him in 2008 and continued to support his agenda during his two terms. “And in some ways it feels worse because, for a lot of us, I think we didn’t see it coming. Surprising losses are harder than losses you see.
“And I know it’s also difficult in part because, when you look at public opinion around the current performance of my administration, it’s higher than it’s been since probably the first three months of the administration, and so there’s that little mismatch, and that also makes it more difficult.”
Obama reminded his supporters that progress “zigs and zags,” but ultimately moves in the right direction — thanks to “the people on this phone call.”
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