President-Elect Obama will face difficult problems when he assumes office in January.
But doesn't that mean the some promises will need to be broken, and some divisions will grow deeper precisely because hard decisions need to be made in order to address questions of war, and economic instability. Politics may be the art of compromise, but economic policy is not. In fact, compromised economic policy is arguably what caused the economic insecurity we are currently dealing with.
What do you think an Obama presidency means for economic policy debates?