As reported elsewhere, earlier this week the President commented about the 2012 election cycle:
“My hope is that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012. And that our job this year is to make sure that we build on recovery,” Obama said.
Source: CNN Political Ticker
But then today I learn that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is stepping down to begin working on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign!
So, I guess the President wanted Speaker Boehner to wait until February to start campaigning for 2012 like he is?