The president is popular for now - but while his stimulus package is being hailed as a victory, no one truly believes it will work
Gary Younge in Somerset, New Jersey
The Guardian, Monday 16 February 2009
".......America may have neither the class consciousness nor organisation to spark the kind of protests we have seen in France, eastern Europe and elsewhere in recent weeks. But it has the levels of class division that could produce both. Political cultures are as volatile as markets. When a popular American response emerges to this crisis, we will probably have no more warning than we did of the crisis itself. What is becoming increasingly clear is that it will not find a home in mainstream politics.
President Barack Obama is popular for now. But his programme for reinvigorating the economy is not......"