Presidents Need Help For Fundamental Change (Op-ed)

December 06, 2008

Original publication: The Citizen-Times

Date of publication: December 6, 2008

"Barack Obama certainly owes his success to a newly energized and well-organized coalition of Democrats. But he also benefited greatly from the confluence of economic disasters that burst upon the campaign in its final weeks. Obama's response proved to be the right one. He argued forcefully that the trickle-down policies of the Reagan era and the deregulation of the Bush years had been tried and found wanting. He argued for rebuilding the economy from the bottom up rather than the top down, for paying attention to who benefits ultimately from multi-billion dollar decisions made in Washington. And he convinced undecided voters he was the better man for the job."

Read the full article by UFE staffer Steve Schnapp in The Citizen-Times.