Romney, if elected, would have more political capital and a greater ability to get things done than a second-term President Obama, Brooks added.
“If President Obama’s re-elected, how much leverage is he going to have? He’s going to have some. There’ll be no question about it, because he’s been reelected. But he didn’t exactly run on the fiscal cliff. He didn’t run on the actual challenges we’re going to face. So, I’m not sure the mandate’s going to be strong. And the other incentives for the members is going to be the same. I speak to very conservative members. They’re more afraid of being ‘primaried’ from the right than they are challenged from the left. That’s still their primary concern. So if it’s President Obama, it’s a pretty easy call for them.”