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November 4th, 2012
10:41 PM ET

Robert Gibbs on the Democratic mindset heading into Tuesday's election: "We feel pretty good about where things are"

With the upcoming general election a mere two days away, on Sunday "Piers Morgan Tonight" aired a very special edition of the program, welcoming former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs amongst the evening's live guests.

Having worked underneath Barack Obama for nearly two years, and now acting as a senior campaign adviser for the U.S. President, Gibbs says he likes the position his side is in:

"I know, from our campaign's perspective, we feel pretty good about where things are. Obviously what's left now, I'm in Wisconsin, we're about 47 and-a-half hours from the polls closing – it's all about getting our voters out to the polls all day on Tuesday," he told Piers Morgan. "I feel very good about where we are in the nine battleground states and about what we have to do to finish this race off in a little under two days."

With the financial state of America still a concern, and the economy serving as arguably the most critical issue of the election, Morgan asked his guest to defend the job Obama's done during his first term:

"I look at the last 32 months of jobs reports and it's been positive private sector job growth, 5.4 million jobs have been created. Look, Piers, we didn't get into this economic catastrophe overnight," insisted the 41-year-old Democrat. "It's going to take us a while to get out of this mess. We've got a good start. We've moved this country forward. We got to just have to keep moving it forward."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the former White House Press Secretary offers his explanation for the economic crisis that Barack Obama inherited upon arriving in the White House.
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  1. Nana

    One vote at a time. Virginia has starting voting for President Obama.

    November 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anne

      Good! Piers said last night that the crowds were great for Romney (6,000???) but he failed to mention the 14,000 and 23,000 that turned out for Pres. Obama. If Piers is not welcome back in the UK, send this "Brit" to the Cayman Islands or Barbados or better yet – onto that other planet where Romney and his troop reside.

      November 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Hamilton AZ

    No self respecting news program would consider hosting a forum for G Norquist or M Moore. I'll be turning off Piers show.

    November 5, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      So you lack the marbles to understand Michel Moore, that's ok ..... This tells me plenty about you. And you also feel the world is 5000 years old or some such rubbish and believe John D Lee was not a killer but a saint? Please google your facts who was John D Lee?
      Wake up please. You will be putting on your marching boots if Romney gets elected. Your type are always first in line. ( Historical fact )

      November 5, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jody

    Since Piers can't vote here-can he just shut up-put him on entertainment stupid shows where he belongs!His bias for Romney is so obvious -This "interview" was a joke! Time to outsource this idiot back to the UK-oops-forgot he is not welcome there anymore!

    November 5, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anne Ruttan

      Couldn't agree more Jody. Last night he said that "on balance" he thought Romney had run the better campaign. Sure – it was tons better on deceit, lies, false ads, flipfloppers, cliches, unforthcoming, stealing the planks from President Obama's platform to suit the occasion. I'm Canadian and can't vote but 90% of Canadians support President Obama. Ohio, Ohio, Ohio – Obama, Obama, Obama. YES – I've said it before on this site – send Piers back to Rupert Murdoch – it shouldn't be tough to get Larry back or anybody else for that matter. Send Piers the "know-it-all" back to the UK.

      November 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jane

    Grover Norqust, not content to muse solely about Mitt Romney's chances to win the election, could not resist launching into his assertions that they would get a Republican presidency, retain the house and eventually regain the senate. Once in power, he exclaimed proudly, The Republicans would hold on to all three branches of government for decades.
    DECADES, he insists.
    It's enough to make a person run screaming to the nearest voting booth and vote...Obama, Obama, Obama.
    And any other Democrat in sight.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Griff.

    To Abort? What does it mean Pierse? Aboriginal? What does it mean, Pierse? Take a look at Obama's face, and you see much more. He has it all Obama should be Pro-Life and not the opposite. He's real mum never wanted him either , thats why his Dad dumped him in Indonesia."

    November 5, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gun

      oh blind not say about others if u dont want them to say it onto.

      November 5, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Josh

      Please call a mental health office and seek help.
      Why don't you count how many times strangers and your family have told you this? Just call the hot line number and they will find you someone close to you.

      November 5, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • gun

        thats the reason what i have learned and i am passing back the message to u.

        November 5, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Celina

    I think this topic of new media tools in politics is ineistrteng when considering campaign spending. The guys over at Freakonomics have held that campaign spending has minimal overall importance raising/spending money and winning elections have a correlation but not a causal relationship. It would seem new media tools provide more face time and better opportunity to convince people you are likable. Here is my question: Why aren't third-party candidates as active in this relatively inexpensive area? Or are they and they are just not successful?

    December 17, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse | Reply

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