“In a seeming twist on the post-1994 midterm calculation made by President Bill Clinton — when Republicans pummeled Democrats in the congressional election — Obama said he thinks Republicans will have to move in his direction no matter the outcome of the Nov. 2 vote.
“‘It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible,’ he is quoted saying in the Sunday edition of The New York Times Magazine, ‘either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them, or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.’
“Accusing the public of mistaking his abilities, the president also told the magazine that he’s a little taken aback that voters are disappointed with the current turn of events in his administration.”
“There were no ‘boxers or briefs’ questions at this MTV town hall.
“Rather, President Obama faced challenging, informed and thought-provoking questions over the course of his hour-long town hall MTV hosted with CMT and BET in Washington today…
“One person responded to a question on what their greatest fear is, saying, ‘My greatest fear is that Obama will be reelected.’
“‘Oh no,’ Obama responded with a smile.”
“So, my question to you is: Why should we still support you going forward with your economic policies and if the economic does not improve over the next years, why should we vote you back in?” Click the image to watch.