Is Obama trying to accomplish too much?


Given the whirlwind of problems facing the nation, investors can reasonably ask -- at least in terms of the economy, is the Obama administration taking on too much, all at once?

If there were normal times, then you'd have to answer yes. However, these are not normal times: the nation and the world are grappling with a financial crisis and a severe recession. And all of the problems the Obama team is tackling are interrelated. The plan to cut the budget deficit and get the U.S. economy on a sustainable growth track requires progress on the issues his administration is working on simultaneously: health care reform, energy policy, and education enhancement, along with ending the financial crisis.