We might work with Obama: McConnell - Yahoo! News Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it might be possible to work with President Barack Obama in the coming year to do "important things" for America if Obama could adhere to a centrist path. "I'm hoping the president's pivot to the center will be more than just rhetoric and we can actually do some important things for the country," McConnell, a Republican, told the "Fox News Sunday" program. Sounds good and plausible but why isn't he preaching that same message to the far right extremists in the GOP? Is it because he's worried about keeping his seat? Obama butted heads with Democrats that disagreed with him so why isn't McConnell doing the same with the far right in his party?