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Re 'Obama's Forgotten Base'

Needed: a short-term program

Obama's programs are all aimed at the long-term recovery of the United States. Alongside there should have been a program conspicuously targetting the worst hit who constitute the majority of Obama's power base—much in the manner of handling disaster relief to give them a sense of their problems being addressed with urgency. The possibility of such programs should be explored for crisis management—if not before the midterm poll, at least before the 2012 polls.

Prabhat Das

PORTUGAL

Oct 5 2010 - 5:19pm