By Nancy Jane Moore
I'm traveling, so I get my news in lumps. This morning I read about the Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers collapses; now I see that the Dow dropped over 500 points.
The NY Times reported the reactions of the two presidential contenders to the financial news.
Barack Obama said the current situation was "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression" and added, "This country can’t afford another four years of this failed philosophy."
John McCain said that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong."
I can't respond better than Sen. Obama did: "Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?"