Obama: Vote for 'Anybody Of Any Party' Who Will Work With Me

Friday, 02 Nov 2012 03:23 PM

By Stephen Feller

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President Barack Obama on Friday told voters to vote for anyone congressional candidate who is willing to work with him, regardless of party, according to ABC News.

While campaigning in the heated battleground state of Ohio, Obama renewed his 2008 pledge to work with anybody who is willing to find common ground.

"I've said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward," Obama told a crowd in Hilliard, Ohio. "If you want to break the gridlock in Congress, you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're Democrat, Republican or independent."

Obama this week has received  notable endorsements from former GOP Secretary of State Colin Powell and Republican-turned-independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The Bloomberg endorsement comes on the heels of Obama’s seemingly quick response to Hurricane Sandy, and is in line with the glowing review that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is one of Gov. Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters, gave him.

Bloomberg, in his sometimes scathing endorsement of Obama for president, regards working across the aisle as essential to any president’s success, despite his claim that Obama has failed to do so in the last four years.

“Obama ran as a pragmatic problem-solver and consensus-builder,” Bloomberg wrote. “But as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists . . . In the end, what matters most isn’t the shape of any particular proposal; it’s the work that must be done to bring members of Congress together to achieve bipartisan solutions.”

Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday, also spoke about members of opposite parties working together to get things done.

"I mean, that's how it used to work," Biden said. "We used to work together when I started in public life. This is how it worked. There's a crisis, and everybody worked together and - you know, like we did most of my career with guys like Colin Powell and Dick Lugar and (GOP Senators) Chuck Hagel, Bob Dole, Alan Simpson. .. This is not a political slogan. We actually worked together where there was a crisis. And when this election is over, we need to get back to that. We got to get back to working together."

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