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.