Kent Conrad “not in the room” for fiscal cliff begins negotiations

“Look, I’m not in the room, so I can’t say with certainty, but I am very hopeful that they are would be wise on their part not to come too quickly with a deal because that would give all the interest groups a chance to get organized and try to kill it,” Conrad told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “And we know that on the right, on the left, special interest groups are just salivating at the chance to attack any agreement, because, look, any agreement is going to have controversy attached to it.”

“The sooner you reveal the details, the sooner all the interest groups organized to try to kill it,” Conrad added.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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