President Obama's unwillingness to support programs aimed at assisting poor and working class people in a time of recession is tragic, especially after his campaign rhetoric to address social and economic justice issues.
"My father had that job before me. I took over for him. So when I had to pack everything up and send it overseas, I was packing up equipment my father had used. We were packing up a community's way of life."
Obama can better connect with working-class voters by talking to them about education. That's the issue. He should drop in on small groups of folk, like Bill Clinton does, and sharply focus his answers and his questions!