The nation's business must be the No. 1 priority
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What happens if President Barack Obama wins?
Will Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell double down on his previous No. 1 objective of making Mr. Obama a one-term president by making his new No. 1 objective making Mr. Obama the most unproductive president in history? Will Grover Norquist double down on his effort to get all Republican members of the House to sign a "no tax increase" pledge by getting members of both the House and Senate to sign this pledge? Will the states controlled by Republicans double down on their attempts to get more restrictive voter ID laws passed?
Or will both Republicans and Democrats recognize that "compromise" is not a bad word and commit to working together to address the many serious problems that our country faces?
Obviously, if we continue down the path we have pursued for the past four years, there will be no winners and the many serious challenges we face will go unanswered. However, if we take a new direction and our government commits to doing what is best for the country, we are in a position to make great progress.
It should be noted that this letter could just as easily begin with "What happens if Mitt Romney wins?" Only the names and specific examples referenced in the first paragraph would have to be changed.
On Nov. 7, regardless of who wins, our new No. 1 priority must be on doing what is best for our country, instead of what is best for our particular party.
First Published September 7, 2012 12:00 am