If Barack Obama wants to be president of the United States, he has to start acting like a president. And that means offering a specific route out of our economic turmoil.
People are confused, frightened and looking for answers. McCain doesn't have them. Obama does, or at least he has the beginning of answers.
I'm not much on economic policy, which I am happy to leave to Peter. But I do know a political moment when I see one.
If Obama starts acting like a candidate who can lead us out of this mess, he will go to the White House. I don't like to think of the consequences if he doesn't.