Noting that last week's election marked a sharp rightward swing for voters in the industrial Midwest, Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein called for the Obama administration to show leadership on "carefully targeted public and private investment" in the region, which hasn't shared in Wall Street's rebound. "Start with the basics: world-class airports and cargo ports, state-of-the-art rail lines, free-flowing highways. More public universities with engineering programs and business schools to rival those of MIT and Stanford. Community colleges that pioneer in the use of technology to lower cost and improve educational outcomes. Clean and efficient new electric plants fueled by plentiful supplies of nearby natural gas." As he also suggested Obama needs a new economic policy team, Pearlstein concluded: "Given the prospect of political gridlock in Congress, the focus of economic policy will now shift from Washington to places such as Detroit and Indianapolis, where people are still willing to roll up their sleeves and work together. If Barack Obama wants a second term, that's where he and his team will be as well."