Sometimes the guests get the sound bites, sometimes the hosts do.
CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer kicks off the show Sunday with: “One of the refreshing changes when the president was elected — he talked about hope and change. Whatever happened to hope and change? Now, it seems he’s coming right out of the box with these old-fashioned negative ads. . .”
Robert Gibbs was the lucky recipient of this query.
“There’s gonna be a choice in this election,” said Gibbs, a senior Obama campaign adviser. “Mitt Romney has been running for president many years of his life and [has] been very critical of this president’s policies. . . People of this country will reject the sort of speculation-type gains Mitt Romney is quite good at for himself and his investors.”
Schieffer wasn’t done. He quoted Tom Friedman’s column Sunday claiming Barack Obama is the “worst president I’ve ever seen when it comes to explaining his achievements, putting them in context, connecting with people on a gut level through repetition. . .”
Gibbs thanked Tom for the “free advice.”