Today’s Qs for O’s White House

By Britt

Oct 9, 2009 1:14pm

ABC News' David Wright Reports:

David Wright:  The Republican National Committee has been less than magnanimous about this (The President winning the Nobel Peace Prize).  The Democrats are now comparing their reaction to the Taliban.  What do you think of that?  And how does this complicate the domestic political situation for the president?

GIBBS:  How does what complicate?

David Wright:  How does the idea of him winning this prize, if at all?

GIBBS:  I don't know that it complicates the domestic political situation.  I — I have not…

David Wright:  Does it raise expectations too high?  Does it contribute to the perception that he's, you know, all expectation and no — no results yet?

GIBBS:  Look, I — I think, as the president said today, this is a — this announcement today represents not the achievements of one person, but the hopes of millions and millions throughout the world of the life and the world that they want to live in, whether that's a world without nuclear weapons, a world without the spread of weapons of mass destruction, a world with peace in the Middle East, a world that addresses climate change. I think all of those things are what millions throughout the world hope that — hope that can be achieved, but understanding, as the president said today, that can't be achieved by one person.  It has to be achieved through the collective action of the world.  And that's what he'll continue to work on.

-David Wright

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