WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top spokesman says
the administration ultimately will be judged on whether it can
restore sustained economic growth, not on the daily gyrations of
Speaking in advance of a news conference the president will hold
Tuesday night, press secretary Robert Gibbs said the American
people genuinely are worried about their jobs and the
administration doesn't spend a lot of time "worrying about what
happens each day in the market."
Gibbs did say on CBS's "The Early Show" that officials were
heartened by the Wall Street rally Monday in the wake of the
announcement of a plan to buy out the bad assets that banks
continue to hold. He said he thinks the public is more focused on a
long-term economic recovery."