Candidates Vow to Put Economic Crisis Above Politics


Obama, McCain taped interviews air on ABC, NBC evening newscasts, focusing mostly on the economic bailout bill.


Obama: “Well, I think that right now, everybody needs to lower their rhetoric and just focus on getting the job done.” Read transcript here.

McCain: “We need to sit down together Republican and Democrat. We don’t have (to) inflame the situation today.” Read transcript here.


Obama: “The key now is just to not worry about credit blame publicity, let’s just do the spade work to actually get this immediate crisis passed.” More here.

McCain: Asked if he still thinks Democratic partisanship is to blame for the bailout bill’s failure, says he wants to “put that aside now.” More here.

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