One wonders whether the Democrats, and Senator Obama, ever had any intention of delivering this bailout, or whether they always thought there was more to gain, politically, from letting the package die on the House floor.
What bothers me about this article is that it doesn’t paint a complete picture.
According to the New York Times, the final vote was 205 – 228. For Democrats, that was 140 – 95, or 60% for. For Republicans, that was 65 – 133, or 33% for. How is this possibly Obama’s fault?
At the end of the day, I don’t think this is really a matter of blaming either McCain or Obama (I don’t even think you could blame Pelosi or her speech), but this kind of politicizing for the sake of your campaign, John, is simply ludicrous.