Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the enthusiasm for President Obama‘s initial 2008 campaign should not be expected during this re-election campaign.

When asked whether he believes there has been voter “disappointment” in Obama since taking office, Gibbs denied such a thing, adding that “voters understand it took us years and years of tremendously bad decisions by running up huge debts,” suggesting voters recognize that the current economic turmoil is, in his view, largely the fault of previous president George W. Bush.

Crowley then pressed Gibbs about the reduced support among Latinos and other constituencies which are, in some cases, down by double-digits from four years ago.

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