Trying to Build Consensus or Make Republicans “Ride in the Back?” No Obama, we’re kicking you out
With less than a week before the midterm elections President Obama is in full campaign mode, supporting his fellow Democrats and plunking down political red meat at rallies across the country.In recent stump speeches Mr. Obama has said, “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us.
They can come for the ride, but they’ve got to sit in back.”It’s widely expected that Republicans will make major gains in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, leaving Mr. Obama in a tough situation.“I think the president is in some ways caught in a trap that’s partially of his own making,” said James Sample of the Cato Institute.
“He’s lost the independents, he’s lost whatever conservative support he has. So the public face as we go into the election has to be one that has to get committed Democrats out to vote… so it’s a run against Republicans.”Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/10/26/president-obama-trying-build-consensus-or-make-republicans-ride-back#ixzz13YPBh5ys
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