Constituent feedback to Congress is running 10 to 1 against a taxpayer bailout of financial institutions that hold portfolios of toxic, illiquid, mortgage backed securities. This sentiment runs across party lines, regardless of demographics. The populace is sick of big money corporate welfare for greedy, thieving bankers.
The Congress is once again acting in concert with the Bush administration and its Wall Street patrons to pony up hundreds of billions of taxpayer obligation to feed the fire of a financial system already going down in flames. Both candidates for President stand by non committally.
Either candidate could easily assure themselves victory by taking up the cause of the American people on this matter. Neither will do so.
This tells you all you need to know about the kind of government we will get next year.