En Route Seattle, Washington
9:17 A.M. PDT
MR. BURTON: Okay. Welcome onboard Air Force One. You all saw Secretary Locke is joining us today. At his remarks at a small business in Seattle, the President will discuss the fact that the Senate is going to take on the small business bill when they come back into session and the importance of Republicans stopping their obstruction so that small business owners can get the assistance that they need as soon as humanly possible to create an environment where small businesses can be creating jobs and the economy can continue to grow.
With that, I'm happy to take any questions you might have.
Q Hey, Bill, with all the campaigning the President is doing, how far is he willing to go in saying that he’s confident the House and Senate will stay Democratic? Is he willing to guarantee it? How confident is he?
MR. BURTON: How far is he willing to go? Interestingly put. The President thinks that this election is a choice between the policies that move our country forward or the policies that got us to the crisis that we're in right now. But he’s confident that given that choice in the voting booths in November that Democrats will be successful and he does think that we will hold on to both the House and the Senate.
Q So you think -- so the White House’s feeling is that things are trending well right now; with all of these campaign stops it’s making a difference?