President Bush on Wednesday said increasing the national minimum wage is likely an issue on which he could cooperate with Democratic leaders in Congress.
"I believe in a lot of issues we can find common ground and there's a significant difference between common ground and abandoning principles," the president said in a news conference a day after midterm elections in which Democrats gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.Maybe there is a difference between common ground and abandoning principles, but I'm not sure this President knows it. I'd feel a lot better if he put the Democrats (and the remaining Republicans) on notice, saying something like "I'm a born-again conservative and I'm warming up my veto pen!" Of course, that is highly unlikely.
2008 is looking dimmer and dimmer.