Note to Steve Schmidt and Rick Davis: It IS The Economy Stupid

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National Republican Congressional Committee Ad: What Just Happened? on the financial meltdown caused by the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Memo to Team McCain, including Steve Schmidt and Rick Davis entitled: IT IS THE ECONOMY STUPID.

Why do you think Barack Obama has risen in the polls and John McCain has cratered? The economy, stupid.

And, what caused the financial markets collapse, the bailout and the credit market meltdown?

Answer: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the lack regulation of them both.

So, listen to Flap and Jim Geraghty.

But I cannot emphasize enough how much the Campaign Spot’s readership is yearning for the Republican nominee to lay out the various ways that Democrats on Capitol Hill aided and abetted the mismanagement and risky gambles at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Atrocious management at Fannie and Freddie isn’t the sole reason for our financial mess, but it’s a big one. And there were certain voices in Congress, generally on the right, who saw it as risky, and a lot of loud voices on the Hill, generally on the left, insisting that nothing was wrong.

The RNC web ad is a pretty good start, but how many will see it? (About 155,000 so far, in an electorate that will be measured in the tens of millions, probably considerably more than 2004’s 122 million.) Can the 1:30 version be cut down and put on television? Why can’t John McCain and Sarah Palin make the points about the how the crisis was built illustrated in the “Burning Down the House” (with the revised music) YouTube video? Could McCain please, please bring up some of this in Tuesday’s debate?

Forget about William Ayers and domestic terrorism and concentrate on the economy in key battleground states. This is what America voters care about not some left-wing unrepentive lunatic who once tried to bomb police stations and the United States Capitol.

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This video is an informative look at the factors that are causing our current financial and economic crisis. It discusses policy changes 13 years ago that unleashed the sub-prime mortgage-backed securities market, which accelerated prices erratically, inviting speculation and loose lending practices which were both condoned and encouraged by existing regulation and carried out by risk-blind executives and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

If Team McCain wants to win this race you must concentrate on the economy and focus the blame where it RIGHTLY belongs – not on George Bush or the GOP.

Steve and Rick, the American voters are blaming you for the financial morass and Barack Obama plus the Congressional Democrats are getting a free ride in electoral bliss. You fumbled suspending McCain’s campaign.

Don’t fumble Tuesday night’s debate. Forget about William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. How about attacking Barney Frank who had a gay sexual relationship with a high ranking Fannie Mae Executive and the obvious conflicts of interest?

It is the economy, stupid.

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Shocker: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Contribute ALOT to Democrats

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Special Report with Brit Hume summarizes the economic financial institution meltdown

What a shock!

The federal government recently announced that it will come to the rescue of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, two embattled mortgage buyers that for years have pursued a lobbying strategy to get lawmakers on their side. Both companies have poured money into lobbying and campaign contributions to federal candidates, parties and committees as a general tactic, but they’ve also directed those contributions strategically.

Barack Obama is the third largest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.



As the Congress considers a $700 BILLION bailout, follow the money. Here is an updated chart with Barack Obama now second in receipts. Where is John McCain? Uhhhhh not there.


Does anyone think the MSM will pick up on the connection? How about Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson?


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