*MCCONNELL SAYS ONLY ONE DEMOCRAT COUNTS: OBAMA
Front-running President Obama's press conference by an hour, new Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (having received a congratulatory phone message from the President on his party's victory) will, we are sure, encourage bipartisanship and utter conciliatory tones as he holds his first press conference post-election. However, judging from some comments, the gloves are off. "We want to get things in front of the president that define him and his party," one Republican Senate aide said, "Harry Reid has protected him. We want to force him to make a choice."