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Which one?: America could do better than Barack Obama; sadly, Mitt Romney does not fit the bill

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 6, 2012

FOUR years ago, The Economist endorsed Barack Obama for the White House with enthusiasm. So did millions of voters. Next week Americans will trudge to the polls far less hopefully. So (in spirit at least) will this London-based newspaper. Having endured a miserably negative campaign, the world’s most powerful country now has a much more difficult decision to make than it faced four years ago.

That is in large part because of the woeful nature of Mr Obama’s campaign. A man who once personified hope and centrism set a new low by unleashing attacks on Mitt Romney even before the first Republican primary. Yet elections are about choosing somebody to run a country. And this choice turns on two questions: how good a president has Mr Obama been, especially on the main issues of the economy and foreign policy? And can America really trust the ever-changing Mitt Romney to do a better job? On that basis, the Democrat narrowly deserves to be re-elected.

The changeling

Mr Obama’s first term has been patchy. On the economy, the most powerful argument in his favour is simply that he stopped it all being a lot worse. America was in a downward economic spiral when he took over, with its banks and carmakers in deep trouble and unemployment rising at the rate of 800,000 a month. His responses—an aggressive stimulus, bailing out General Motors and Chrysler, putting the banks through a sensible stress test and forcing them to raise capital (so that they are now in much better shape than their European peers)—helped avert a Depression. That is a hard message to sell on the doorstep when growth is sluggish and jobs scarce; but it will win Mr Obama some plaudits from history, and it does from us too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Libya Protests: Tripoli In Open Revolt, Pro-Gaddafi Gangs Terrorize Capital

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011


Unfortunat­ely these days people have to fight not with external enemies but with own internal enemies and people from different countries doing that job courageous­ly.
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U.S. G20 Message: Stimulus Money Is Vital To Economic Recovery, Don’t Pull Back Yet

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 27, 2010


World leaders must work together to make sure the global recovery but they are facing in different directions.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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