That is a million dollar question and I don’t have the answer to it. I have believed it to be true and have believed it was his inclination. I could be wrong and politics may drive him away from such a course if he determines short term political advantage is more important.
I have been pleased that a few brave Republicans began hinting that they would be grown up and negotiate the curbing of entitlements even if it meant putting some new taxes on the table. I was wrong to think that Republicans would dare stand up to the the fools who drive their party. That’s apparent from this letter which begins:
Dear Grover, Can I stick my nose any further up your underpants?