Politics & Government

September 29, 2008

Bailout vote underscores U.S. leadership crisis

None of the country's political leaders could deliver a solution to America's financial crisis. Not President Bush, a discredited lame duck not trusted by his own party. Not Barack Obama or the Democrats' congressional leaders who couldn't deliver a majority. And certainly not John McCain and his congressional colleagues, who persuaded only 30 percent of House Republicans to vote for the package.

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