Obama at G-20 summit: Popular president, unpopular plan
At his presidential debut on the diplomatic stage this week, Obama will face European and Asian leaders who have already rejected some of his most important proposals for rescuing the global economy.
By Christi Parsons
March 30, 2009
Reporting from Washington -- At the heart of President Obama's approach to foreign policy has been a promise to end the "unilateral" strategies of his predecessor and heal bruised relations with America's allies.
But as Obama makes his presidential debut on the diplomatic stage at the Group of 20 summit in London this week, he faces leaders from both Europe and Asia who have rejected some of his most important proposals for rescuing the global economy, including his call for more stimulus spending.