As President-elect Barack Obama continues to name members of his cabinet who will have to quickly deal with pressing national and economic security issues, people are beginning to wonder if he will be able to fulfill the promises he made in his campaign.

Now that the U.S. has been officially declared to be in a recession, the question has taken on extra urgency. So far, Obama seems to be attracting praise from both parties for most of the choices he has announced for the Cabinet and other top economic and foreign policy posts.

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