September 30th, 2008
08:40 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama seeks to sell bailout bill

Obama spent Monday evening in Reno working the phones.

Obama spent Monday evening in Reno working the phones.

RENO, Nevada (CNN) - Barack Obama spent Monday night in Reno, Nevada talking with officials in Washington and advisors on the failure of the economic bailout plan in Congress.

According to a senior campaign aide, the Illinois senator's remarks in Reno Tuesday will again center on the economic crisis – and how it could affect the average American.

Watch: House bailout rejected

Specifically, the aide told CNN Obama wants to highlight how the crisis extends past Wall Street and touches everyone – from those with 401K’s, to the small business owner trying to make payroll and families struggling with rising living costs.

After his remarks in Reno, Obama is slated to head to the Midwest for several days of campaigning in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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soundoff (171 Responses)
  1. Alaska vs Russia,Iran and Venezuela

    My President is working hard to fix the mess that was created by 8 years of GREED, MISMANAGEMENT and LIES.

    God Bless you President Obama.

    September 30, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  2. CW in PSL

    See the difference McRelic....he is not running around blaming people, he is trying to fix the problem you are trying to affix the blame. You and your soul mate moose killer should do the country a favor and permanently "suspend" your campaign!

    September 30, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  3. Paco

    If his advisors are Democrats than you can expect a plan that is BAD for Americans! Pelosi, Frank and Dodd should be removed from any negotiations!

    September 30, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  4. nancy

    It's nice to know that at least one of the candidates knows what's going on and can do more than one thing at a time. It's so comforting to know that Obama will be our next president. That is if there isn't some kind of "dirty deal" to steal the election. Beware voters and please let the parties know there will be outrage followed by chaos in Washington if this happens. The republican candidates are a sleezy twosome. Trust the "change" machine.


    September 30, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. mitch

    it's a rescue! NOT a bailout!

    September 30, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. Jerry Ohio

    Obama is a true leader ,,,,Obama is trying is best to clean this republican party and Bush mess....Obama will be a good president

    September 30, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. Dutch-VA

    Change i can believe in


    September 30, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  8. Brina

    🙂 Mr. President Obama CAN do several things at once without suspending his campaign....Now that's a leader you can BELIEVE in.

    September 30, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  9. Baze

    I love this guy. Full of strategy, ideas, charisma, stature, moxy, etc etc


    September 30, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. DebM, Allentown, PA

    I am SO impressed with the way Obama is handling this whole thing. Anyone who might have had any doubt that he is the right choice for our country should now know that he most definitely is ready to lead us.

    Obama/Biden 08!

    September 30, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. Phil in KC

    If he can show a good grasp of the economics and explain it to the population at large, I think it improves his chances of winning considerably. Particularly if he can manage to broker some type of deal behind the scenes.

    September 30, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  12. sm

    NO BAIL OUT !!!!!!

    Let FAILEd financial institutions Fall !!!!!

    September 30, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  13. foreigner in the US

    Love that picture.

    September 30, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  14. S. Boatman

    Im A Obama Supporter But Im Not Sure The Bail Out Is A Good Thing! Give The Markets A Chance First, But Put Some Regulations Back In Place To Make Sure This Doesnt Happen Again!

    September 30, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  15. Greg M.

    Republican G.W. Bush, Republican John McCain, Republican Sarah Palin all of you are REPUBLICANS on the failed Republican team. Republicans you are the SAD problem FOR AMERICA AND THE WORLD, no one else but you. It's about time the circus and clown show the republicans have put on for so long to come to an end now. Republicans get out of the way YOU'VE MESSED YOU ENOUGH, let President Obama lead this country to POSITIVE CHANGE.

    Obama President for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015………

    September 30, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  16. Lewis


    Thank you

    September 30, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  17. jack

    how come we don't hear more about ACORN and it's involvement
    with this bailout. How can the President play part well knowing that
    this left wing terror organization wold benefit.

    September 30, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  18. Tim in VA

    Talk, talk, talk. That's what this man does best!!!

    September 30, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  19. demwit

    Why wasn't Obama doing this Sunday night? Am I suppose to feel comforted now??

    September 30, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  20. Greg

    Time to show McCain how a real leader works.

    September 30, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  21. Becky

    You go Barack! Show these Republicans what putting country first really means!!! I think that the GOP should change their slogan to FEELINGS FIRST! They are a disgrace and I wonder if I can sue them for malpractice to recover my 401K loses.....

    September 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  22. NOBAMA

    Funny to see Obama out selling the Bush bailout plan.

    Looks like more of the same.

    More continuation of Bush policies.

    When are you idiots going to learn.

    Obama will say anything to be president.

    September 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |

    Let's see when did you switch sides Obama after your buddy Bill Ayers
    leader of the Weather Underground Liberation Terrorist Group got tired of setting bombs at Government sites or was it after ACORN got probed by the FBI for unethically bullying banks to give poor credits borrower loans. Good job Obama you and your clonies brought this
    economic meltdown to our Country!!!!!

    September 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. Laura, Boston

    Senator Obama you are not telling us here on Main Street something we don't already know. How about telling us and your speaker of the house to keep for politically incorrect comments to herself. Why couldn't she have made that little speech of hers after the vote. Is she going to put the $600 I lost in my 401(k) overnight back into my 401(K)?

    Also, instead of bashing John McCain for going back and trying to help (at least he tried), why can't you come up with more than well we got to stay out of the way and let the Congress handle this. NEWSFLASH you STILL are a member of Congress or have you forgotten that?

    I want a plan that doesn't bail out Wall Street. What economic stimulus plan do you plan to suggest for us whose lives are falling apart because of greed and stupidity on both sides of the political aisle.


    September 30, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. Barney

    I hope all you people that voted to put Bush in office TWICE will re-think before you vote republican again.

    This country has gone downhill to the point where we are are broke, in debt, and the laughing-stock of the rest of the world.

    DO NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN – PLEASE – we can't afford more wars, more subpoena-dodgers, more secrecy, more bullying – we can't afford it.

    September 30, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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