And a rebuke
The President (and his spokesman, Gibbs) have become fond of this counter argument:
I think we've had a debate about individual policies. We had that [Guantanamo] debate in particular -- we kept score last November and we won.
Such puffery. What Gibbs and the President aren't taking into account is who they ran against.
The GOP had an excellent field of candidates. But, by the time of the election, the 'conservative' shouting heads managed to decimate the GOP ranks until there was only one left standing. And, not much of a choice at that.
Had it not been for Limbaugh, Robertson, Hannity, et al, Gibbs—along with the President—would not have that podium today.