Muckraker: Grist on Politics

Last night on The Daily Show, John Stewart asked Barack Obama what issues he could envision working on with rival John McCain after the election, regardless of who wins next week. Obama noted global warming as a distinct problem they should address together.

“I hope that after the election we can work together, because some of the problems that we’re talking about are not ones we’re going to be able to solve with just one party trying to dictate a solution tot he problems,” said Obama. “You look at something like global warming. That’s really an all-hands-on-deck kind of situation.”

“If we don’t get everybody on board — conservative hawks that are worried about us buying oil from the Middle East, treehuggers and environmentalists who are worried about, you know, the polar bears …” he continued. “Bring all those folks together and saying everybody’s got a legitimate point of view, let’s figure out how to solve the problem. I think that’s the kind of attitude we’re going to need going forward.”

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