In particular, Gibbs is downplaying the effect President Obama's campaigning for Democrats will have. Actually, he pretty much admits Obama will be ineffective at swinging votes to the Democrats he has went on the campaign trail for.
The Politico reported:
But Gibbs also sought to tamp down expectations, partly stoked by Obama and his top advisers in the run-up to the midterms, that a series of presidential visits might tilt tight races to Democrats.
“I think that the way we’ve seen the president deployed in different races is much as we expected the president would be used,” Gibbs told reporters. “I think if you looked at last week’s [polling], when you asked people the role that the president played in their voting, it wasn’t — it wasn’t a huge role on either side.”