First Read (MSNBC)with video (04:00):
From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones:Howie P.S.: A key part of my official duties as Second Vice-President of the Ari Melber Fan Club is to pass along video (04:00)whenever he kicks some Republican ass.
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- In his strongest language to date regarding the hotly-debated plan to rescue America's financial system, Obama called on President Bush to be more flexible about changes to the proposal and warned Wall Street CEOs against being selfish about the terms of the bailout.
My sense is we'll get something done. You know, this is beyond politics, but the problem is you've got a lame duck president and he can't really rally the public. I mean nobody is really paying attention to what Bush has to say right now,” he said. “So basically Bernanke and Paulson are running the thing and we're trying to negotiate with them and some of my colleagues in Congress - Democrats and Republicans - you know they want to play games, but we'll figure it out. We'll figure it out."