As I researched candidates' priorities, I was intrigued by Clinton and Obama's vast promises of economic salvation. McCain, ever a breath of fresh air, commented:
"it is not the duty of government to bail out and reward those who act irresponsibly, whether they are big banks or small borrowers."
The media and Democatic ridicule began, but this finding got buried: most Americans agree with McCain - government hand-holding is not the way to solve our economic problems.
Our President has to be an expert on, well, being Presidential. Being Commander-in-Chief. Balancing out Congress. Appointing judges who will do their job with professionalism and restraint. Representing our country around the world, to friendly and unfriendly audiences. The Constitution, not the media, determine what a President should do. And last time I checked, mortgage accounting was not very high on the list!
See more about John McCain's economic vision for America here.