On MSNBC today, Obama Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs declared that Americans are “way better off” now than they were four years ago.
“Look, let’s be clear, we’re way better off than we were four years ago,” Gibbs said to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
Gibbs reminded Mitchell that most of the job losses from the American economy came during that last months of President George W. Bush’s presidency and that the President had helped create 29 consecutive months of job growth.
Gibbs also weighed in on the president’s choice to give himself an “incomplete” grade for his performance on the economy.
“The reason the president gives himself an incomplete grade is because we’ve still got a long way to go to get back to the type of economic security that middle class families expect in this country,” Gibbs said.