Bipartisanship — not for its own sake but to solve problems — that’s what our constituents, the American people, need from us right now. All of us then have a choice to make. We have to choose whether we’re going to be politicians first or partners for progress; whether we’re going to put success at the polls ahead of the lasting success we can achieve together for America.
BARACK OBAMA, remarks to GOP House Issues Conference, Jan. 29, 2010
“Two words – polls, baby!”