'This Week': Obama's Perfect Storm

ABC Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on President Obama's rough week.
3:25 | 11/03/13

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Good morning and welcome to this. The perfect storm and you deserve better. I apologize. Outrage over Obama care -- only supplies for valid -- told bird flu. Let's flying circus. The president's lowest poll numbers yet. -- Obama's second term slipping away -- he lost control what will it take to get it back. This morning the only show where the White House response tough questions for the president's top strategist. Plus Republican senator Rand Paul in of this week exclusive. Read this year's tea leaves. -- makes this week debut on our powerhouse roundtable. All that and Rob Lowe placed his presidential hero right here this Sunday morning. From ABC. This week -- George Stephanopoulos. Starts now. Hello again one year ago this week President Obama was coasting toward reelection now he's coming off one of the toughest weeks of the second term. -- sort of -- chief White House correspondent John Karl with more on that she got the obamacare -- -- the NSA spying controversy and now this new blog double down. Goes inside the campaign 2012 inches and even winning campaigns are pretty on the inside -- -- perhaps most disturbing for a White House that prizes secrecy so much. Is how apparently some of the president's top aides -- so much information to Iraq authors of this book. In the president's weekly address no mention of obamacare or beat switches I want -- cut through that noise and -- -- About what we should do right now to keep growing this economy and creating new jobs just an effort to turn the page after one of the toughest weeks of his second term. Who would have thought that this joke over a week -- on Saturday Night Live. Millions of Americans are visiting health -- dot gov which is great news. Unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. Would turn into something of an actual prediction. -- Friday a congressional committee revealed only six Americans. Were able to sign up on Obama cares flawed website on the first day -- -- some unable to keep their health plans -- the president promised over and over again. -- this once or twice but it bears repeating if you like your health care plan if you like if you like. If you like your plan you keep your plants you can keep your -- -- here. Oft repeated promise suddenly changed -- president now saying most not all could keep their health coverage. For the vast majority of people who have health insurers that works you can keep. In -- -- the new bombshells in the book double down including campaign staff resorting to an intervention. After Obama's disastrous first debate the president telling them I just don't know -- can do this is supposed take on Bill Clinton. I like him. In doses and the splashy -- claimed. The Obama campaign secretly did research on the possibility of replacing Vice President Biden with Hillary Clinton. Did Vice President Biden go to the campaign was conducting polling and focus groups on the possibility of replacing him John I don't I don't know. The details of that it was something that the president would never have accepted. And all this is weighing heavily on the president's poll numbers which George. This week are approaching levels almost as low as George Bush and the aftermath of Katrina -- -- are you coming back for direction.

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