[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/06/art.gibbs.gi.jpg caption="Watch the event on CNN.com/live."]CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Will Senior Obama Campaign Strategist Robert Gibbs become Barack Obama's Press Secretary?
A high level source involved in the Obama transition team tells CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that as of this morning the offer to Gibbs of the Press Secretary's position has been discussed but that the job has not been formally offered yet.
CNN's Jessica Yellin is also hearing a similar message from another Obama transition source.
A very close friend of Gibb's on Capitol Hill tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that he's been told the job is a done deal and will be announced later today.
Gibbs steered the Obama Campaign's communications. He served as Communications Director in Obama's Senate office prior to joining the presidential campaign early last year, and he was a major player in the freshman senator's rise in the public eye.
Wonderful....I've watched him throughout this campaign season, how he handles the media, answering questions and always staying on point.......he is a great choice.
This guy is awesome. I hope Sean Hannity comes to the Press Conferences now!
This is great because Mr. Gibbs is not good at lying so the team will have to run in properly.
Oh this guy more than deserves the job, he is the only person I have seen, who had the balls to shut FIX News down.
This morning I listened to NPR National Public Radio, Obama supporters have high expectations from him: they said they are waiting for tax cuts, lower tuitions, higher income...It sounds they are not very reasonable. I am Obama supporter too, but I believe Obama will try very hard to make America a better country for everybody, but he does not have any magic, we the people have to work harder to help him and also help ourselves, please don't wait and do nothing then expect miracles happen.
TO ALL OF YOU, I STRONGLY BELIEVE OBAMA CARES FOR THIS COUNTRY AND AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE WILL BE ONE OF OUR BEST PRESIDENTS. MARK MY WORDS!!!
Rick said "Now with the picks he has for key positions i now know that we are headed down a road of socialism that will tear this country apart."
Interesting, considering the only people picked so far are members of the "Transition Team", you know, the folks who dig into the the mess the current administration has built, and try to triage the damage and get a handle on the priorities. No cabinet or other adminstration positions have been chosen.
As for the "road to socialism" tearing this country apart, I don't think you need to worry, Bush's unbridled capitalistic socialism (i.e. take from the poor and give to the rich) has already torn this country into little pieces.
Oh, I just found a youtube where Gibbs took on Hannity. Yeah, I like this guy.
Mary, patience, patience. It will take awhile to identify a high-level [R] with enough brains left to support an Obama administration. And then they will have to beat him out of the "bushes", get him into the clear, while he dodges all the slanders of traitor coming from neo-morons like you.
Good Choice! He shut up that twit Hannity on Fox News after the last debate!
Bet it won't be Sarah Palin!
Great choice!! Love him for putting Sean Hannity in his place..."shoe box"
Sean Hannity, Fixed News and characters are all idiots!! SHAME ON FOX!!!
Again I have to stand up for my man Sean Hannity. He will not attend the press conferences because he is not the press! Geesh......
maddow is too far to the left. gibbs is the perfect choice, because he KNOWS obama like the back of his hand and he can handle the opposing media well while being respectable at the sametime
The economy was already in the toliet. Obama has nothing to do with the market right now. Geez, you Republicans are born spinners, I swear...tell the truth sometime.
Gibbs is a great choice. Love him for putting hater Sean Hannity in his place"shoe box"
It great to see all the rightwing true-believers out here posting their drivel. They are immediately noticable, like the red hind-ends of baboons up in the forrest trees.
Tony stop the whining you are on here just be hateful. I wish CNN would moderate you right off of here. CRY BABY!!!
maybe Mrs. Ayers would be a good pic
Oberman will be sad.
It's going to be fun to hear all the racists out there blabber about Obama appointing an all minority cabinet and other such nonsense, then watch Obama make responsible choices, just like he did during his entire campaign, based entirely on the merit of the people he appoints. Some people never learn because they refuse to look at the evidence. Think it thru: the reason they've used fear all these years is because they didn't want to be the only ones scared.
Pure speculation! But, having said that he's an obvious choice.
Robert Gibbs is honest and has the perfect temperament to be Press Secretary. He has been the communicator for the Campaign all these long months and extremely loyal to the President-Elect Barack Obama.
He's a 'Teddy Bear' but also has proven he can be TOUGH!
When Hillary lost the primary, it took me a while to get over it. I wasn't ready to support Obama right away. After I got over the sting and started listening to what he had to say, I really liked what I heard. I suspect rational McCain supporters will take a little time to recover and then judge Obama on his performance. Hopefully we'll all be very impressed.
Mr. Gibbs –
Starting on Day 1 Demand Civility from The Press.
Make sure that the Obama presidency marks a return to proper decorum and honor for the Office of the President of the United States.
I can't want for you to respond with. That question is not relevant to the people's business. Put bounds on these journalists.
If a journalist develops a reputation as an idiot seeking to titilate the public through the media ... blacklist the bum.
HEY gt...I guess it's ok for FoxNews to be in every Republican's corner right? You right wing haters need to find a new hobby for the next 4 to 8 years.
This guy delivered a well-deserved smackdown to that virus Hannity. He's precisely what is needed to make sure the messages coming out of the White House are not only truthful to begin with, but also get reported truthfully.