By Kyle Balluck - 09/23/12 01:55 PM EDT
Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s recent experience in the primaries will give him an edge going into the first presidential debate, now 10 days away.
“Having been through this much more recently than President Obama, I think he starts with an advantage,” Gibbs said on Fox News Sunday. Gibbs’s comments came in an appearance that dealt largely with foreign policy. When asked about changing versions of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, Gibbs said administration officials released the best information they had at the time.
Gibbs did take shots at the Republican ticket, saying the vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s “budget would cut diplomatic security.”
Turning to Iran, Gibbs said the administration has “absolutely” made it tougher to develop nuclear weapons. “Our red line is that Iran cannot have a nuclear weapon," Gibbs said. "That's what the president will enforce."