Collaboration: Obama's Best Bet

To forge an economic recovery, Obama must harness Americans' energy by stressing the nation's common purpose

As he prepares for his transition to the White House, Barack Obama faces the massive challenge of reinvigorating the reeling U.S. economy. That task is hard enough. It could become even more difficult if he struggles with a second major hurdle: uniting a nation that is sharply divided between loyalists of the Democratic and Republican parties.

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