President Obama met with some Democratic legislators regarding the upcoming midterm elections. Some of these Democrats are worried that 2010 will mirror 1994 when the Republicans assumed control over the House after a failed bid by the Democrats to nationalize healthcare insurance.
Not to worry, says the president. "Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me." At least according to this report.
His press secretary punts when asked if the president actually said that, but then added his two cents: “I hope it's not newsworthy to think that the president hopes and expects to be an effective campaigner in the midterm elections,” Gibbs said.
Now, based on how campaigns have gone where the president showed up and compaigned for people in elections since he took office, from where would the president or his spokesperson derive that confidence?