(CNN) - Still fresh off an Election Day drubbing, President Obama plans to huddle with another ex-president whose first midterm election resulted in massive defeats for his party.
Obama will meet with former President Bill Clinton in a closed-door meeting at the White House at 3 p.m. ET Friday. It remains unclear what the two men will discuss, though it's expected the disappointing result for Democrats last month and the proper way forward will be a key topic of the discussions.
Clinton famously veered toward the middle of the political spectrum after the 1994 midterm election losses, a move that was partly credited with leading to an easy reelection victory two years later.
But the most liberal members of Obama's base have made clear they are in no mood to see their president move in the GOP's direction – a fact that was made clear with Obama's compromise on the tax cuts earlier this week and the subsequent backlash from Democrats it unleashed.