In true form, McCain reacted angrily, trying to blame the Democrats, even though the Republicans revolted and failed to support the bill. "Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process. Now is not the time to fix the blame, it's time to fix the problem." Uh, didn't he just try to blame Obama? Perhaps Sen. McCain needs a math lesson. The bipartisan agreement was that McCain would deliver 100 House Republican votes. He delivered just 65. Democrats were supposed to deliver 120 House Democratic votes. They delivered 140.
The Obama campaign's response:
"This is a moment of national crisis, and today's inaction in Congress as well as the angry and hyper-partisan statement released by the McCain campaign are exactly why the American people are disgusted with Washington. Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to join together and act in a way that prevents an economic catastrophe. Every American should be outraged that an era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and Washington has led us to this point, but now that we are here, the stability of our entire economy depends on us taking immediate action to ease this crisis."
Photo of penny farthing at the 77th Foire Nationale aux Antiquites, a la Brocante et aux Jambons, Ile de Chatou, France.