The Fed just dropped the fed funds rate by 75 basis points — the largest such Fed move since 1982 and the market barely noticed.
No matter what the issues were yesterday, it is clear that the economy — domestic and global — is now the biggest political issue today and tomorrow. . .at least for a while.
So, tomorrow morning — from 8 am til 9:30 am — the New America Foundation/Economic Growth Program will host a forum with economic policy advisers to the various political campaigns.
Thus far, the campaigns included are Obama, McCain, Clinton, Huckabee and Edwards. The Romney campaign has been working very hard to send someone but after back and forth, the campaign was not able to produce someone for the meeting but hopes to work with us in the future. Senator Fred Thompson’s campaign and Rudy Giuliani’s team are also still trying to find someone at this point.
RSVP directly to me if you can make it at email@example.com. If you have media questions, please call Erin Drankoski at 202-986-4901.
This event will be digitally recorded — and we’ll have the file on the web immediately after the event tomorrow — but also are happy to send the link direcly to anyone who requests it, particularly those outside of Washington or abroad.
As the Economy Screams:
Perspectives and Proposals from the Presidential Campaigns
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW, 7th Floor
RSVP to STEVEN CLEMONS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-986-2700, ext. 307
Join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 8:00 a.m. for a morning briefing with advisers to the presidential campaigns.
This event will be on the record.
Senior Economic Advisor, Barack Obama for President
Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Senior Economic Advisor, John Edwards for President
Managing Director, InterMedia Partners, L.P.
Senior Advisor, John McCain for President
Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Senior Advisor, Hillary Clinton for President
Former Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets
Craig W. England*
Economic Policy Advisor, , Mike Huckabee for President
Managing Director & President, England & Co.
Former Principal, Legg Mason Investment Banking Group
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Publisher, The Washington Note