The presidential candidates took a break from the campaign trail today to head back to Washington D.C., where some very important decisions have to be made. The rivals were both back in D.C. to vote in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout package.
Obama admits that “this plan is not perfect…Democrats and Republicans in Congress have legitimate concerns about it,” he said, “I know many Americans share those concerns, but it is clear that this is what we must do right now to prevent a crisis from turning into a catastrophe,” Obama added.
McCain put in his two-cents, saying that the urgent nature of the crisis has finally had led Congress to “awaken to the danger.” McCain added that both Democrats and Republicans should come together during this divisive time to pass the plan. “And today, with the unity that this crisis demands, Congress will once again work to restore confidence and stability to the American economy.” After the vote, both candidates will head back to the Midwest to campaign in key battleground states while their running-mates gear up for tomorrow night’s Vice Presidential debate!