President Obama speaks Wednesday while meeting with citizens at the White House. Obama called on Republicans to halt an automatic tax hike for middle-class Americans. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images It's All Politics In Fiscal Cliff PR War, Obama Seeks Help From A Public Already Leaning His Way November 28, 2012 In Washington's latest game of chicken, President Obama is recruiting voters who see things his way to provide an edge in his quest to get congressional Republicans to accept tax increases on the nation's wealthiest. His newest weapon? A Twitter hashtag.