Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Obama Talks With Bernanke and Pakistan's Prime Minister

Yesterday's economic meeting

It's 98 days before the election and I highly doubt Obama will squeeze in that week off he talked about. The man must be running on adrenaline.
Obama is also demonstrating his presidential style. He gathers information from the brightest minds, even dissenting opinions, and he puts it together to shape policy.
Politico: Continuing his string of presidential-style consultations, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke today and talking by phone with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Obama, putting a heavy focus on the economy following his trip aboard, kept the conferences a surprise until this morning.

Showing the Democrat's soaring stature, a foreign leader's visit to Washington is starting to mean a sit-down with Obama. This afternoon, Obama will meet with Yousuf Raza Gilliani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The prime minister met with President Bush yesterday.

This evening, Obama will speak at the Democratic House Caucus meeting this evening.

Obama is eager to show himself hard at work on domestic issues after an overseas voyage that reaped an international media bonanza but has had an unclear impact on polls back home.

What does McCain know about finances?