The bailout bill failed and the market is crashing.
Will Sen. John McCain re-suspend his campaign to gallup back to Washington and convince House Republicans — a group he’s historically held little sway over — to vote again?
On Friday at the debate, McCain said he would support the bill.
LEHRER: Are you going to vote for the plan, Senator McCain?
MCCAIN: I — I hope so. And I…
LEHRER: As a United States senator…
LEHRER: … you’re going to vote for the plan?
MCCAIN: Sure. But — but let me — let me point out, I also warned about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and warned about corporate greed and excess, and CEO pay, and all that. A lot of us saw this train wreck coming.
Barack Obama was more than an hour late for his rally in Denver, a sure indication he’s plotting a way to handle this.
Here’s his non-answer debate answer:
LEHRER: All right, let’s go back to my question. How do you all stand on the recovery plan? And talk to each other about it. We’ve got five minutes. We can negotiate a deal right here.
But, I mean, are you — do you favor this plan, Senator Obama, and you, Senator McCain? Do you — are you in favor of this plan?
OBAMA: We haven’t seen the language yet. And I do think that there’s constructive work being done out there. So, for the viewers who are watching, I am optimistic about the capacity of us to come together with a plan.
—Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times
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