Obama: “Our Job Is to Put Out the Fire”

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The Land of Lincolner makes the case for a financial rescue plan in Reno, Nevada, telling supporters the economic crisis affects them directly.

“If we do not act, it will be harder for you to get a mortgage for your home or the loans you need to buy a car or send your children to college.”

Read prepared remarks here.

McCain camp responds here.

More: Politico reports Obama began calling individual rank-and-file members Tuesday, stepping up his advocacy efforts for the bill.

Plus: Sen. Clinton underscores the need for quick bipartisan action to halt the economic crisis in media call. Read remarks here.

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