A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and senior advisor for his 2012 reelection campaign, Robert Gibbs offers audiences a unique perspective on the top political issues affecting our country. Gibbs provides robust insights into policy issues impacting some of the most critical debates of the day including the economy, healthcare reform, and energy issues. As Press Secretary to President Obama, Gibbs served as the primary voice of the administration on every major issue that came across the President's desk, and in a New York Times article President Obama praised Gibbs' service: “Robert, on the podium, has been extraordinary. Off the podium, he has been one of my closest advisors. He is going to continue to have my ear for as long as I’m in this job.”
The White House, The Nation and the World
As one of President Obama’s closest advisors for almost a decade, Gibbs has continued to play an integral role in the political world, most recently serving as senior advisor for President Obama’s reelection campaign. At the forefront of the top political issues of today, few are better positioned to analyze and decode the political landscape.
The Future--And Stake of--Healthcare Reform
In Washington, Robert Gibbs played a major role in the daily White House policy debates over the shape of healthcare reform. In this speech, he articulates the future for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which included putting a stop to insurance company abuses, getting control of rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and reducing the deficit. Despite the passage of the law, the future of Obamacare--and how it will affect your business--is yet to be seen, and few are better prepared than Gibbs to guide you through that conversation.
Robert Gibbs joined Barack Obama's 2004 U.S. Senate campaign as Communications Director in mid-April 2004 and held the same title at the onset of the 2008 presidential campaign until becoming Senior Strategist for Communications and Message during the general election. During the four years of intense campaigning and close contact, Gibbs became an integral part of President Obama's team. According to The New York Times, Robert Gibbs advised President Obama on politics, strategy and messaging, and spent more time with him than any other advisor.
On November 22, 2008, Robert Gibbs was announced as the press secretary of the Obama administration, and assumed the role on January 20, 2009. Just steps from the Oval Office, Gibbs spoke from the White House briefing room as the administration's primary voice on policies from the economy, to healthcare to foreign policy. Gibbs was on the frontlines of these important issues during his tenure, and continued to be at the forefront of these during the 2012 election, as Senior Advisor to President Obama's Reelection Campaign.
Robert Gibbs also served as Press Secretary of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and has previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Gibbs was also the press secretary of Representative Bob Etheridge.