Tags: US | State | of | the | Union | Gibbs

Gibbs: Obama Acknowledges He's Made Mistakes

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 12:17 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday President Barack Obama hopes to use his State of the Union message to "outline a hopeful track for our future."

Appearing on network morning news shows to preview Obama's address, Gibbs said the president will talk about some of the factors that led to Republican Scott Brown's upset victory over a Democrat in the special Senate election in Massachusetts.

"The president is going to explain why he thinks the American people are angry and frustrated," his spokesman said.

A member of the House Republican leadership, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, said in a separate interview: "The American people want to hear that the president has listened and that the president has learned about what has gone on here."

Gibbs said "every president makes mistakes, including Barack Obama" and said Obama has "not been shy" about admitting that. At the same time, his spokesman said that Obama will "outline the fact that we've lived through one of the most challenging years in our country's history" and that Obama is "more hopeful about our future than ever."

He confirmed that Obama will embrace new cuts and other breaks for small businesses, to spur hiring and ease the country's double-digit unemployment rate. "Small businesses run our economy," Gibbs said. "Let's help them hire more workers."

"We need to stop pretending every day in Washington is election day," he added.

Said Cantor: "What I think we all want to hear is a real commitment to putting this economy back on track, and it starts right here in Washington."

Gibbs appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," CBS's "The Early Show" and NBC's "Today" show. Cantor also appeared on NBC.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved