The Financial Crisis and the Presidential Campaign

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With Washington Mutual the latest Wall Street domino to fall, Democrats blame John McCain for urging House Republicans to hold up the taxpayer bailout. President Bush says it just has to happen, but it's unclear if McCain wants to kill the highly unpopular measure or broker a compromise. Meantime, McCain has left Washington for Mississippi, where Barack Obama will meet him to debate foreign policy. We update the financial crisis and the political drama.

Credits

Guests:
Kevin Hall - McClatchy Newspapers - @KevinGHall, John Cassidy - New Yorker magazine - @TNYJohnCassidy, Matt Welch - Reason magazine - @mattwelch, David Von Drehle - Editor-at-Large, Time Magazine

Host:
Warren Olney