Editorial, People's Daily Online | November 18, 2008
Obama is going to have a very hard time fulfilling his campaign promises. ++ The heavy financial burden of the market bailout will slow his progress, especially since his tax policy proposals don’t seem to even cover his planned health-care reforms. ++ Obama’s preference for negotiation and economic sanctions might not get results with Iran and N. Korea and Israel’s upcoming election will determine how his tactics will work in the Middle East. ++ His good repute in Europe may not suffice in getting much needed troops to Afghanistan.