Obama: If GOP Wants Me ‘To Walk the Dog or Wash Their Car, I’m Happy to Do It’

By Fred Lucas | September 17, 2012 | 3:40pm EDT

President Barack Obama and his family dog, Bo. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, on the stump in the swing state of Ohio on Monday, said that in working with Republicans to reduce the deficit, he was willing to show “more love” and even “wash their car” to get the job done.

While speaking in Cincinnati on Monday, Obama said, “The only thing they [Republicans] can do is keep trying to bluff their way through until November, and hope that you won’t call them on it. But understand Cincinnati, look, I want to work with them to reduce the deficit. I’ve said if the Republicans need more love, if they want me to walk the dog or wash their car, I’m happy to do it."

“You know, I genuinely believe that most Americans, Democrats or Republicans, they just want us to solve problems,” said Obama. “So I’m ready and willing to work. But I refuse to ask middle-class families to pay over $2,000 more so that millionaires and billionaires can pay less.”

Obama has a 4.2 percent lead over his Republican opponent Mitt Romney in Ohio, according to the RealClearPolitics average of all the presidential polls in the state. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Obama up by 7 points, while a Rasmussen poll has the president up by just 1 point.

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