Gibbs won't rule out DNC appointment

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday he loves his job, but he would not rule out a transition to chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).


Reports over the weekend indicated Gibbs was being considered for the DNC post and speculated he could move there in time for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

"I haven't had any conversations about it," Gibbs said. "I love my job."

Gibbs was pressed repeatedly during the daily White House briefing to rule out such a move, but he would only say he is focused on his current job and has not talked to anyone about the DNC post.

"I'm not going to talk about my job," Gibbs finally said.

The spokesman also denied the speculation Saturday, when it first was reported, tweeting: "I have not had any conversations about the future – it is a great honor to have the job I have right now and I am very happy doing it."

Gibbs praised current DNC Chairman Tim Kaine on Monday, saying he has done an "extraordinary job," as evidenced by the DNC's enormous financial haul for the third quarter of the campaign season.

Gibbs said Kaine has been able to "excite the base and the grass roots in the very same way they did during our election."

The DNC announced Monday morning it has raised more than $16 million in September, which is their best fundraising monthly total for the cycle.

Gibbs might not be the only familiar face leaving the administration. There are reports White House adviser David Axelrod will leave his post next year to work on Obama's reelection campaign. Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel left Friday to run for mayor of Chicago.