Hoover: The people urging the bill along are like Warren Buffet (whom I do not trust). She says there is too much panic.
Johnson: Average Germans are not concerned. Democrats have painted themselves into a corner by vilifying Wall Street and now they support an unpopular bailout. Neglected reform. Republicans are “heroes” (his words). Rep conference is not ready to pass the bill, only the leaders.
Unger: This deal is between Paulson and Pelosi.
Hoover. Why do they need the Republicans? If it’s so great, just vote on it and be done with it. Voting yes is political suicide. Principled stand by the Rs.
Johnson: Dems are not getting encouraging calls.
Batchelor: What if Rs block the bill or vote NO en masse?
Hoover: The stock market may go down a lot - I don’t know the right number.