Will all this economic stimulus be stimulating?

Frustrated by his failure to achieve bipartisan consensus on the stimulus bill, President Barack Obama is selling his economic policy directly to the people.

Obama clearly is hoping to tap into his unprecedented popularity to push his agenda at a time when the U.S. faces its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The president made his case yesterday in Elckart, Indiana, a town whose unemployment rate has more than tripled this year. Observers say he made his point effectively.