"If you've seen President Bush come out of the Rose Garden for two minutes at a time and, you know, not give a clear sense of what is taking place, describing this -- describing this rescue package as -- seeing it described as a bailout where the average person still thinks that what's happening is $700 billion is going out the door, and we're never going to see it again, and it's going to a bunch of Wall Street types," he said.
On the "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" Gibson spoke to voters about what it will take to sway undecided voters in highly contested states and the economy was on top of almost everyone's list.
Gibson watched the debate with college students at Bowling Green, and many felt that the candidates didn't address their issues, such as student loans.
"First of all, we've been talking about student loans probably every day during course of this campaign," Obama said. "I mean, I've got a very specific plan to make sure that students are able to afford to go to college in exchange for community service or military service."
"Our health care costs are escalating so quickly that we may not be able to do anything about it," he said. "But one thing I've got say, though, despite the expressions of concern and skepticism on the part of young people, I wouldn't be sitting here a month away from the election with a pretty good shot at getting elected president had it not been for the extraordinary idealism and hopefulness of young people. We have seen an outpouring of involvement and passion on their part that I don't think we've seen in a generation. And that makes me optimistic."