Monday, September 29, 2008

McCain Plays Politics with the Bailout—and Loses

The New Republic's verdict on the failure of the bailout plan today: McCain loses big. Here's an assessment from the magazine's website:
Well, the bailout plan was rejected in the House of Representative by a vote of 228-205. And, gasp, the markets are tanking.

Prediction: Voting against this thing is not going to be the political winner that some have speculated opposition would be. Already, there is evidence that the plan was becoming more popular. And expect support to rise further now that the economy will be in even more dire straits.

As for McCain, this is very, very bad news. He failed to convert the House GOP, and the stock market is in a tailspin.

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