A Fox News Poll taken Sunday through Tuesday finds that “74 percent want GOP lawmakers to reach out to Democrats and try to find a compromise. That includes 86 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Republicans.”
Can the Republicans engage in seeking bipartisanship? One has already done so. The only elected Republican selected for President Obama’s Cabinet, Ray LaHood noted:
“I came to believe, and I still do, that government can be helpful, that government can solve problems, that Democrats and Republicans can work together. This seemed like common sense at the time; only later did I discover how unpopular that view would prove to be.”
For an insider’s account of what it is like to try to reach across the aisles, read LaHood’s book Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics coauthored with Frank H. Mackaman.