Mitch McConnell sees areas of agreement with Obama after first one-on-one meeting

08/10/2010 04:44 PM

Nineteen months into his administration, President Barack Obama finally sat down in a private meeting last week with Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate leader.

McConnell mentioned his talk with Obama at the GOP’s breakfast before Fancy Farm on Saturday. He revealed little about the meeting.  But he made it clear that it was not a coincidence that their chat came before a fall election season in which Republicans are expected to do well. Here’s more details about what McConnell had to say about converting Obama into a “a centrist” or even a “right of center centrist” as well as possible areas of agreements with the president:

- Reporting by Ryan Alessi, video shot by Chris Bratton and edited by Kenny Colston


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