Today On The Ed Schultz Show

Richard Viguerie of joins the 1st hour of Today’s show to discuss Sarah Palin and tonight’s debate.

Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC joins the 2nd hour of Today’s show to discuss the Vice-Presidential debate.

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND, joins the 3rd hour of Today’s show to discuss the financial rescue package that passed the Senate 74-25.

Jonathan Alter of Newsweek joins the 3rd hour of Today’s show to talk about tonight’s debate.

The Senate passed a financial rescue plan. We’ll bring you the latest.

The VP debate between Biden and Palin is tonight. We’ll break down what should happen.

The Democrats have been screaming about middle class tax cuts for a decade and finally were in a position to hammer it through. Even in the midst of a financial meltdown the Washington Senate culture thrives.

This should not have happened, not now. I can’t help but think this is just a bone thrown to the opposition opposed to Congressional intervention on this financial crisis. Main street folks could have claimed something was in it for them.

The polls are indicating clearly McCain needs a game changer. He knows it. His terse attitude towards Obama on the Senate floor last night speaks volumes about the pressure he’s shouldering. But, he missed a golden opportunity to deliver the much needed game changer.

After months of pounding the culture of Washington on the campaign trail and purporting the position of a “Maverick”, McCain voted “Yes” on the rescue package. $700 billion dollars turned to $850 billion with the tax cuts. I thought McCain was going to guard the treasury, make people famous, change how Washington does business. A “No” vote would have reinforced the “Maverick” image, put Obama on the defensive, and possibly driven some independent and conservative Democrats his way. It would have also increased his stump credibility by coordinating his message with action at a crucial time when Americans were paying attention.


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