O’Connell: Pelosi Provides A “Bad Cop” Foil For Obama (S.F. Chronicle)

CivicForumPAC Chairman Ford O’Connell was recently quoted in the The San Francisco Chronicle about Nancy Pelosi’s new role in Washington:

GOP strategist Ford O’Connell, a former aide to GOP presidential nominee John McCain, disagreed, saying Pelosi provides a “bad cop” foil for Obama, allowing him to play the “good cop” and position himself for 2012.

“She assumes her new role as agitator-in-chief, and her job is simple: She must strip the ball from Boehner at the first opportunity so as to drive a wedge between House Republicans and bog them down inside the Beltway,” O’Connell said.

He suggested she demand cuts in farm subsidies, which liberals do not support but rural Republicans do.

“While Pelosi is agitating House Republicans, Obama can show that he’s willing to compromise and that they’re not able to deliver results,” he said. That way, he said, “they can rebrand the president for 2012.”

Read more from Carolyn Lochhead at The San Francisco Chronicle

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