msnbc | November 07, 2012
>> but i think romney has to set a tone of saying the race is behind us and that we should not use this to keep obstructing and let's find common ground. i also think that they are going to be some of what we'll say that, yes, the president needs to be able to move forward. yes, we need to reach across the aisle. but some things cannot be compromised because people voted for some things for those reason. we can't now say that we just said these things to win. some things can't be on the table for a grand bargain because that's why people stood in line seven hours and i think that we've got to draw the line between whether we unite the people.
>> this is a real opportunity for the president to flex his muscles politically, to come right back and say, all right, game on. this is where we need to go as a country. i've defeated you twice. we picked up a bunch of senate seats tonight. geographically you're still going to own the house but the fact is compromise is what make this country going forward. i'm looking forward to hearing what mitch mcconnell has to say. he's the one who set the tone for obstruction. he was the anti from day one with barack obama . what's his waterloo going to be this time from jim demint . to come to some kind of consensus to put the country forward. i think this puts a lot of pressure on veteran republican senators if they are going to redefine their party and become a national party where they are going to go down the road of the nut jobs and the crazies where they have been rejected twice.