Performance Anxiety: Will Obama's Grass-Roots Succeed?

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NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the group Organizing For America, the effective grass-roots coalition built during the 2008 presidential campaign that was supposed to help President Obama pass legislation. So far, according to Liasson's report, OFA has been a disapointment, and the question is whether it can regroup and help Democrats in time for the midterm elections.

In another in-depth report on OFA, the publication, In These Times offers a lengthy account of the shortcomings of the movement, particularly its push for health care reform.

This program aired on March 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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