Boehner: “I think the American people want us to find a way to work together”

“I think the American people want us to find a way to work together to address the concerns that face the American people every day. We’re going to drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government here in Washington, D.C.,” Boehner said Friday evening on NPR. “And to the extent that we can find common ground in that direction, I would welcome it.”

Republicans have wrestled with the extent to which they’d be able to find common ground with Obama on some of the key issues — like healthcare, spending, and taxes — that would face the next Congress. Electoral observers expect Republicans to be within striking distance of winning back the House, and, possibly, the Senate.