As the U.S. presidential campaign enters its home stretch, economic and financial problems are in the public spotlight as perhaps never before.
With the housing slump and the threat of bank failures likely to persist into 2009 and maybe beyond, it's a safe bet that the next administration will be confronted with financial bombshells and policy dilemmas similar to those that surfaced during the Bush administration's final year.
Do you think an Obama administration or a McCain administration would be more effective at controlling the damage from the present credit crunch, and/or insuring that the mistakes that spawned it won't be repeated some time in the future? More concisely: which candidate would be better for your career prospects?
Or, do you consider the election's outcome immaterial to the condition the financial system will be in upon emerging from this credit crunch and thereafter?