Robert Gibbs: We're, er, not expecting 2008-type enthusiasm this time around

“What has happened since the election in 2008 and right now, again, is this huge economic calamity caused by a series of bad decisions that were made before the president ever got there,” he added…

“This election was always going to be close, because we live in a closely divided country I remind people all of the time that just four years ago everyone was talking about the president’s landslide, and he got 53 percent of the vote,” Gibbs said. “Let’s understand that we live in a very closely divided electorate, and we have for quite some time and this election was quite frankly always going to be close, but it is an important fundamental choice about where we go from here.”