September 29th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama says 'stay calm,' McCain camp slams Democrats

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Sen. Barack Obama says he thinks lawmakers will be able to get a rescue package through Congress."](CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama expressed confidence Monday that lawmakers would come through with a financial rescue package, while John McCain's campaign accused Obama and Democrats of putting "politics ahead of country."

Obama told voters at a campaign event in Denver, Colorado, that it's important to "stay calm, because things are never smooth in Congress."

"There are going to be some bumps and trials and tribulations and ups and downs before we get this rescue package done," he said. "I'm confident that we are going to get there, but it's going to be a little rocky."

Shortly before Obama's event, the House of Representatives rejected a $700 billion plan to bail out the financial system, putting a roadblock in front of the largest government intervention in the market since the Great Depression.

Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for the failure of the bill, which President Bush had urged Congress to approve.

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  1. Sharon, TX

    Hey CNN, why aren't you showing Senator Obama making these comments on television. You've already showed McCain's rally today and his & Gov Palin's comments in their entirety. Where is the equal TV coverage for Senators Obama and Biden?????!!!! Enough bias already!!! The American public needs to hear directly from all candidates without your and the political pundits continuing filtering!!! Waiting to see Senators Obama and Biden TODAY!!!!!

    P.S. I know this will not be posted....

    September 29, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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