(WASHINGTON) -- At President Obama’s request, former President Bill Clinton will come to the White House Friday to discuss strategy going forward.
President Obama first requested to meet with President Clinton a few weeks ago, but scheduling for the two extremely busy men has been challenging, sources say.
In recent weeks, President Obama has been meeting with a host of political voices from outside his White House bubble. Those with whom he’s conferred have included former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta.
The shifting political landscape -- a soon-to-be Republican House, a Senate with a much narrower Democratic majority, a rebellious and dissatisfied Democratic base on Capitol Hill -- has the president thinking about what he needs to do to successfully govern over the next two years -- and of course, on how to be re-elected in 2012.
President Clinton suffered a greater defeat -- or “shellacking,” in President Obama’s terminology -- at the polls during the midterms of his first term, with Democrats having lost both the Senate and the House.
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