President Obama Gains Advantage for Attracting the Independents
As the Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives with the election of the new House Speaker John Boehner. This didn’t faze President Obama as he quickly moved to have the edge in engaging the Republicans in the race for the political center.
In recent years, independent voters are seen swinging their loyalty from one party to another. The party who controls the center wins the political fight the in United States. Obama revamped his team with seasoned veterans who are skillful in making backroom deals in Washington.
President Obama appointed Gene Sperling as his new chief economic adviser. Sperling is said to be the one who negotiated with the Republicans with regards to last month’s tax cut. It is one of the turning points in Obama’s administration.
With the tax-cut deal, President Obama managed to move away from his liberal base and at the same time avoid a primary challenge. On the other hand House Speaker Boehner has a tougher task ahead when he must keep a conservation coalition at his back while trying to persuade the independent swing voters.
The Republicans are under the microscope of their conservative base, which fears the return of the deficit explosion that happened during the last decade under the Republican rule.