As election officials beef up security at many of the nation's 200,000 polling places amid concerns that terrorists might try to interrupt the U.S. political process, Bush says he is concerned about the possibility of an attack.
"I am worried about it and we should be worried about it. On the other hand, I don't want people to say, that he knows something I don't know and therefore, something is imminent," Bush told Gibson on "Good Morning America" on Monday.
Meanwhile, Bush insists that the U.S. government has no reason to believe an attack is being planned to disrupt the presidential election.
"We don't have actionable intelligence, Charlie, that would say that there is an attack. And if we did, of course, we'd be moving heaven and Earth to stop it," Bush said.
As Bush and Sen. John Kerry get in their last days of campaigning before Election Day, both Republicans and Democrats worry about another possible disruption to the process once the votes are counted.
"I do not want to have a series of lawsuits that drag an election out," Bush said. "But I think it is very important for us to have a fair election, a good election," he said.
While conventional wisdom has long held that the key to winning the presidential election is to take Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Bush says it's not so simple. He notes the field of states that could help decide the election may be bigger than casual observers believe.
"I wouldn't discount Michigan," Bush says. "I wouldn't discount the influence of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and New Mexico. I think this race is a non-predictable race. I think people like to boil it down to one or two states. I think you're gonna find there's a lot of interesting states … not considered to be in play."
Both Bush and his Democratic opponent are scheduled to campaign in Michigan before Nov. 2, and both campaigns are still throwing advertising dollars into the state.
According to ABC News' political unit, 11 states, including Michigan, still appear to be "battleground" states. They are Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico and New Hampshire.
Bush says he has no intention of slowing down his sprint through the most contested states before the finish.
"The only thing that I know is to keep campaigning and working hard and telling people what I believe and where I'm gonna lead the country," he says. "I love to get out and campaign. Yesterday [Saturday] in Florida we had a fantastic day, four stops and big crowds, and I like to tell people what's on my mind and what I'm gonna do."
Despite the busy campaigning schedule, fLaura Bush suggests she and her husband do not really worry about losing the election.
"I think we actually both have a peace about it," she tells Gibson. "We're nine days away right now and … we know we've done every single thing we can do. George has a really wonderful record. There are a lot of really great things that have happened the last four years. One of the best things we just saw a couple of weeks ago was the vote in Afghanistan. You know, I think we have a certain peace about it."
In fact, the first lady says she and her husband are relaxed enough to have stepped back a bit for some perspective on the current election season and past campaigns.
"This is his last election," she says. "We watched the Democratic primary with some nostalgia, remembering what it was like to be in New Hampshire and Iowa and South Carolina and all those states four years ago."