Let's be serious
Obama's November strategy, his view of who are important voters, his tactics in the primaries, the actions of the media and the actions of the DNC are all of secondary importance now.
We have an economic and financial crisis of such proportions that our country may find itself no longer in control of its destiny. I'm a senior adult and I have never before had to worry about the soundness of my bank. I expect my 401K to vary over time but I didn't expect that savings accumulated over my lifetime might disappear.
Now, because of the actions of the Bush administration and the acquiesce of the Democratic congress I do have to adjust to these realities.
What is of further concern is that people are not aware of what is going on unless they read the good economic blogs, the speeches by Summers, el-Erian, and Roubini, among others. Voters seem to think this is an ordinary financial crisis. There is good reason for these economists to warn that this is the worst crisis since the great depression.
I was a passionate Clinton supporter and I have read and agreed with much that you have written during the last year. However, many of these posts are in a way luxurious in that first we must preserve our economy in order ensure the well being of the middle and lower classes.
If we do not deal with this economic crisis in a wise way, we will be unable to deal with health care, global warming, energy independence, care for our veterans, nor scientific research. As much as we might ignore it, a healthy economy is necessary for all of these endeavors.
I do not think the Republicans are in any way equipped to understand and handle this crisis.
Which bank is next Friday's failure?