At a forum on Monday, President Obama was asked if he’d be open to sharing the stage with John Boehner the way President Clinton and then-Speaker Newt Gingrich did at a town hall session back in 1995.
“I think it’s premature to say that John Boehner’s going to be speaker of the House,” Obama replied.
Maybe it is. But it’s an outcome Obama should be hoping for. Sure, a GOP House could mean endless investigations and subpoenas, but it would also give the president a better chance at winning a second term in 2012.