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Re-election would be like ‘popping a blister’ born out of partisan friction: Obama

President Barack Obama said that his re-election would be like ‘popping a blister’ born of political friction.

Washington: President Barack Obama said that his re-election would be like ‘popping a blister’ born of political friction.

According to New York Daily News, Obama said that he believed the pain of partisan chafing would end in Congress if Mitt Romney loses in November and his Republican counterparts on Capitol Hill finally focus on substantive policy rather than on denying him re-election.

“Given how stark the choices are, I do think that should I be fortunate enough to have another four years, the American people will have made a decision. And, hopefully, that will impact how Republicans think about these problems,” Obama said.

“...I believe that in a second term where Mitch McConnell’s imperative of making me a one-term President is no longer relevant, they recognise what the American people are looking for is for us to get things done,” Politico quoted Obama, as saying...(My) expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice,” he added.

According to the report, in a second term, Obama said he would focus on comprehensive immigration reform and on his ‘all of the above’ plan to wean the nation off foreign energy.

In an interview with Time magazine, Obama also said that he wanted to do a better job of explaining how his policies help the economy admitting that he hasn’t done so in his first term with respect to the auto industry bailout and the economic stimulus program, because he was too busy trying to implement the economic fixes, the report said. Republicans and their presidential candidate have argued that the President is out of time to make excuses for the economy’s failure to rebound more strongly, the report said.

They have argued the problem’s not in the telling, but in the Obama administration’s policies themselves, the report added.


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