President Barack Obama delivers remarks and participates in a Q&A during a meeting with the National Governors Association (NGA) in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 25, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) In a meeting with the National Governors Association today at the White House, President Obama stressed the need for bipartisan cooperation , and pressed the leaders in attendance to work together with their partners in Washington to put the focus back on the next generation, rather than the next election. All of us are elected officials.