Obama is “still not sure” whether he can win re-election, he told the audience at an Obama campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Friday.
“I mean, I don’t know if we’ve got a path,” the president said.
“It’s not easy, but I’m not sure.
And we’ll see.”
But he reiterated that he thinks he can “make it.”
“I am not a candidate,” Obama said, adding that he has not made up his mind about whether he will seek re-electing himself.
“We’re not here to get into that debate.”
Obama’s remarks came at the end of a speech that also included a call to support a bill in Congress that would give people who are terminally ill access to the drug Humira to help them survive and live longer.
The bill has been dubbed the “Death with Dignity Act,” a reference to a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 2012.
The president also called for the release of information about the deaths of women in custody, calling the deaths “deeply troubling.”
“We need to hold our police and our prison officers accountable,” he said.
Obama, who was in Pennsylvania to celebrate his first 100 days in office, also said that he was “very proud” of his daughter Malia, who he said was “outstanding” and a “brilliant kid.”
“You know, I think that you know, my mother is an exceptional person,” he told an audience that included a large crowd of supporters.
“But I think there’s some of us that are going to come out of this and say, ‘We don’t believe in politics in America anymore.
We’ve got to be on the right side of history.'”
Obama has long said that there is a path to re-elected, but his campaign has been struggling to get out the vote and in recent weeks has focused on trying to win over minority voters.
On Friday, he visited a hospital in Philadelphia to address patients with severe spinal cord injuries.
In a statement, Obama said the hospital was a “gift” to the president’s family and the people of the Philadelphia area.
“This hospital is a gift to all of us,” he added.
The president, who spoke to about 500 people, did not make any mention of the possibility that he could run again.”
You’re here, you’re alive, you are a part of our American family, and we will never let you down.”
The president, who spoke to about 500 people, did not make any mention of the possibility that he could run again.