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Obama Takes Campaign to the Air Waves

Photo Courtesy - The White House/Pete Souza(DALLAS) -- With a hip hop beat playing in the background, President Obama called a Dallas urban radio station Wednesday morning, asking Democrats in Texas to vote early.

At the prodding of host Rickey Smiley, the president speculated on how he might govern if Republicans score big gains in Congress next week.

“My hope is at some point, once the election’s over,  Republicans are less focused on  trying to score political points and more focused on getting stuff done for the people,” he answered.  “All I can do  is keep on reaching out to them  offering them opportunities to work with me.  I’m willing to compromise on certain issues but there are certain core issues  I’m not willing to compromise on.  I’m not going to cut education spending 20% to pay for  tax cuts for the wealthy.”

The president also insisted on continuing unemployment benefits and infrastructure spending, both issues on which many Republicans in Congress disagree.

Campaigning from the White House most of this week,  President Obama has been phoning targeted radio programs, including  that of black activist Al Sharpton and  Philadelphia conservative Michael Smerconish, who broke ranks and endorsed  the Obama candidacy two years ago.

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