Obama was all over Senator McCain today for this Statement
“The fundamentals of our economy are still strong but these are very, very difficult times. I promise you we will never put America in this position again.”
That is a statement that a leader would make. First he would try to calm down the markets by saying the fundamentals of the economy are still strong (and they are).
Obama’s response was the equivalent of screaming, “OH MY GOD WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”
This is the statement his campaign issued:
“Today of all days, John McCain’s stubborn insistence that the ‘fundamentals of the economy are strong’ shows that he is disturbingly out of touch with what’s going in the lives of ordinary Americans,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. “Even as his own ads try to convince him that the economy is in crisis, apparently his 26 years in Washington have left him incapable of understanding that the policies he supports have created an historic economic crisis.”
Obviously the Obama Campaign is trying incite greater panic in the marketplace, proving for the second time today that Politics is much more important than Country. (the other was the revelation that he tried to get Iraq to delay negotiations till Bush was out of office).