The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Obama, Lamenting Partisanship, Rarely Talked to Snowe


Hope and Change: “In an interview with ABC’s Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, makes a remarkable revelation:  She hasn’t spoken to President Obama in nearly two years. Snowe said that if she had to grade the President on his willingness to work with Republicans, he would ‘be close to failing on that point.’ In fact, Snowe, who was first elected to Congress in 1976, claims that her meetings with President Obama have been less frequent than with any other President.”

Thinking back to, say, August: “President Obama said today that economic recovery is being hampered by ‘the worst kind of partisanship”in Washington, and that lawmakers should ‘put country ahead of party… There is nothing wrong with our country,’ Obama told workers at an advanced battery plant in Holland, Mich. ‘There is something wrong with our politics. There is something wrong with our politics that we need to fix.’”

Tags: Barack Obama , Olympia Snowe


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