White House Won’t Guarantee Elections in November

Press Briefing by Scott McClellan:

“Q On Ridge’s security warnings, can the President today guarantee Americans that no terrorist attack can upset the U.S. elections this November, that they will go ahead as planned?

MR. McCLELLAN: Ann, I don’t think anyone can make guarantees. But the full intention is to move forward and hold those elections. I don’t know specific information related to election day or any other of the high profile events that we have coming up. What we can guarantee to the American people is that we will continue to take strong steps to make sure that we are doing a better job every day of protecting the homeland and enhancing protective measures in certain areas of the country. And we will continue waging the war on terrorism, on the offensive, to defeat the terrorists. That’s what we will continue to do.

These are threats that we need to take seriously, and that’s why it’s important to keep the American people informed. “