Obama: ‘I’ll walk Mitch McConnell’s dog’ to get debt deal done

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President Obama is making clear he’d do just about anything to come to a deal on the debt with Republicans, if re-elected.

“I’ll go to Capitol Hill. I’ll wash John Boehner’s car, I’ll walk Mitch McConnell’s dog, I’ll do whatever it’s required to get this done,” Obama told msnbc’s Michael Smerconish in a radio interview Friday afternoon.

Smerconish, a radio talk show host, msnbc political analyst, and frequent Hardball guest host sat down with Obama to talk about his campaign for re-election, the economy, and national security.

Obama said he expects to win re-election, and that his first priority would be to bring Republican leaders together with his administration and other Democrats.

“The election’s over, we still have some big problems to solve, and the goal of making me a one-term president is behind us,” Obama said. “The first piece of business is to go ahead and fix our deficit and debt issues, and to make a decision about how big our government is and how we’re going to pay for it.”

Listen to the full interview at smerconish.com:

Obama: 'I'll walk Mitch McConnell's dog' to get debt deal done

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