At the end of his chat, he said this--"There is an element in the readjustment of our financial system more important than currency, more important than gold, and that is the confidence of the people. Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan. You people must have faith; you must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system; it is up to you to support and make it work.
It is your problem no less than it is mine. Together we cannot fail."
Senator, it is up to you to approach our current financial mess with the same type of message to unite us and to ask us not to panic. You missed an opportunity to do this in your last town hall debate with Senator McCain when asked what sacrifices you would ask of the American people. You could have given one of your inspirational talks about the greatness of our nation and its people and the resiliency we have always shown. Then ask us to simply "not panic, have confidence that we will rebound."
Its really up to you. Our present leader nor anyone in his administration has the confidence of the American people. His ability to inspire almost anyone just isn't in the cards. In fact, were he president in 1941, this is what he might do.
In the next and last debate of this campaign, I am sure you expect Senator McCain to come out slinging as much mud as possible to distract us from our present crisis. Counter-punch when necessary, but sometime look the camera in the eye and inspire us as only you can do.