What makes Sen. Obama any better at picking up the economy than President Carter was? Similar circumstances, after all. If we’re to talk plainly about who, if either, of Sens. Obama and McCain can best act justly for the American people as the economy goes badly, Bush being president cannot be taken as a cause for any Democratic candidate to be favoured.
Then there’s the question of whether the president can do anything but shoot down bad ideas from the Treasury and move against the injustice that men do to one another and appealing to us to act responsibly and justly.