"This is no longer just a Wall Street crisis. It's an American crisis, and it's the American economy that needs this rescue plan," Obama told about 12,000 people at a rally at the University of Nevada at Reno.
Obama said Congress should put aside politics - he didn't mention GOP rival John McCain by name during his remarks - and should act quickly on the legislation.
"To the Democrats and Republicans who opposed this plan yesterday, I say: Step up to the plate and do what's right for this country," he said. "And to all Americans, I say this: If I am president of the United States, this rescue plan will not be the end of what we do to strengthen this economy. It will only be the beginning."
I wanted to post the McCain camp's response, but Windows Explorer is causing trouble, as usual. Let's just say it involves McCain's people using the words "levee" and "break." Just the words that come to mind whenever I think of McCain and Bush. Thanks for reminding us stupid.