Obama promises to make "mid-course corrections" in policies

US Prez admitted he needed to make some "mid-course corrections" and "adjustments" to win back the support of the angry American people as he promised to work with a resurgent Republicans.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 22:04 PM IST

Mumbai: Days after the electoral drubbing of
his Democratic party, President Barack Obama on Sunday admitted he
needed to make some "mid-course corrections" and "adjustments"
to win back the support of the angry American people as he
promised to work with a resurgent Republicans.

"People are frustrated. One of the wonderful things
about democracy, when the people are not happy, it is their
right, obligation and duty to express their unhappiness,"
Obama said in a frank assessment of the beating his party
received in the November 2 mid-term Congressional polls.

"It requires me to make some mid-course corrections and
adjustments," Obama said when asked about the implications of
the Congressional poll outcome at a town-hall-style meeting in
the courtyard of St Xavier`s College here.

The polls saw Republicans seize the House of
Representatives and make inroads into the Democratic majority
in the Senate.

However, Obama, nearly halfway into his four-year term,
pledged to stick to the ideas that would "move America
forward" including investing in education, clean energy and
infrastructure.

He also vowed to talk to Republicans about changes of
course, and hoped there could be areas of agreement, despite
signs of sharp division in Washington to slash government
spending.

PTI