DAVID GREGORY: This is a test, Robert, of big, progressive government solving a big societal problem. That's what he took on. That is the big project of his presidency.
ROBERT GIBBS: No doubt about it. I would say that this is the worst year of the presidency. It does beat out 2011. But -- well, and especially given where he started, the fact that the first year of a second term is historically the most productive of the second term. I will say this, if the economy continues to grow as we saw it grow in the third quarter -- 4.1 percent -- he might do that press conference with whiskey celebrating the fact that the economic boom has really come.