Yes, yes it would.

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for President Obama to win reelection, one of his top Republican critics said Thursday.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the tenacious chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his top goal is to work with the administration to revive the economy. And if Obama were to win another term as a byproduct, so be it.

“I hope we can do that together,” Issa said of job creation efforts. “I probably still won’t vote for him, but I certainly wouldn’t feel bad if Americans were working again, and he did get another four years.”

“My goal is to strengthen the president,” Issa said Thursday, contrasting with top Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s said defeating Obama in 2012 is his top priority. “I think the last two years weakened the president, because they gave him too much money, too loosely, and without the kind of opportunity to give and take that makes America stronger.”

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