(CNN) – Barack Obama called President Bush Tuesday morning to discuss the economic bailout bill, campaign advisor Robert Gibbs said.
The two spoke about the need to push for a package that Congress can agree on, Gibbs also said.
Obama also raised his proposal to raise the amount of money the government insures in bank accounts from $100,000 to $250,000.
Obama believes "that such a proposal can broaden the coalition supporting the package," Gibbs said.
At his economic roundtable Tuesday morning, McCain also said he had spoken to the president Tuesday morning.
McCain SAYS he talk to the president but didn't provide any plan or detail as to what he wants to change in the Bill. Notice how every time Obama does something...McCain claims to have does it first or as well.
McCain has not plan and did not help the cause by going to DC. He probably hurt the process more than anything.
See...sometimes using a pink phone is ok for a man.
Obama is a nightmare.
Never swiftboat your own best candidate and install a leftist puppet for a candidate.
The void will be filled by....?
Why does Bush always look like he is experiencing painful constipation?
mccain you are looking much older and so worn out, could it be because you are having to clean up so much of palins BS.
The most accurate poll, Zogby International, has McCain with a good lead in 7 out of the 9 swing states. I don't know where CNN gets their information from.
I don't understand why Obama has to keep focusing on trying to solve this financial crisis. He is NOT the president. This is the Bush Administration mess. Bush needs to come up with a plan to get us out of this situation, not Obama. This mess is just a setup for the next president. Oh course, he'll be blamed for not being able to solve this financial crisis, along with ALL the other Bush blunders. What a mess for the next president. Thanks Mr. BUSH!!!
Umm...what's with the pink cell phone and micro-phone? Also, did he really call Bush during a rally? That would be a funny move!
Obama, Pelosi, and Reid – the gang of three are total sleazes of the USA. As they fan the flames of the "crisis", our next pres/vp McCain and Palin will focus on solutions. The Democrats have run amok for too long and it's time for a complete Republican domination. The sleaze factor of Obama is frightening for America and his cult of followers are so blinded by his celebrity that they do not realize how devious and corrupt he is.
Do we really need a bailout? This is the cost of doing business. 10 years ago when the steel industry was going under, there was no bailout and no one in Washington flinched. This is a market correction, and a needed one at that.
Obama is my boy but I think he is a little off on this. Anyone with over $100k spreads their money across various banks and this is probably very good for the banks. Instead of having one bank with $250k in it, we have a 3 banks with $83k in them... Banks will then diversify what they invest in: homes, autos, boats, student loans, business loans, etc. This is a stronger way to stave off collapse.
How could they possibly compare Palin to Clintor or Ronald Reagan
what an injustice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Testing, testing, 1-2-3. Are you letting any comments through today, CNN?
Joanne . . . The truth is your Republican cry babies didn't vote because Pelosi said something they didn't like and they all got a VERBAL BOO BOO.
Perhaps they should grow up and do what is right for our country instead of trying to 'get back' at Pelosi.
Mccain too old for me!!
Obama is just like Bush- cocky, swaggering, bragging, jeering and mockint.
I did not vote for Bush- twice.
No to Obama as well.
Leaders come up with solutions not create new problems. Obama came up with a solution and shared it, collaborative people work that way... and that shows leadership!
People rise to the occasion and it shows that Obama is a team player and a good leader.
Obama is the only one with the balls to take the issue to the one person who is responsible for this whole mess. It is actually the Republicans that won't sign off on this because the Democrats took away too much $$ from the Republican lobbyists and special groups including the CEO'S in this new bail out deal.
Yea Old Bush/Mcsame want to make one more final pay out to all the people that gained from this administration during the last eight years and will once again leave the buden on the hard woking men and women of the US. This is evident in all the scare tactics by various people.