Christina Romer, Former President of the US Council of Economic Advisers
In America it was the Democrats who came up with the political campaign slogan "it's the economy stupid."
But almost two years into Barack Obama's presidency, both he and the Democrats are being blamed for the country's serious economic woes regardless of numerous efforts to turn things around. Until two months ago, Christina Romer was head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. Does America need to radically change course? She talks to Stephen Sackur.