I think all three candidates had better be prepared with an intelligent plan for the credit markets in the next few days. They may be taking over in a deep recession, and they'd better start telling us now how they plan to deal with it. Whatever they say, it will not be what they end up doing, because the situtation is fluid. But it will tell us two crucial things:

1) Can they react quickly to a crisis?
2) What's their approach to solving economic problems?

Where's Austan Goolsbee when you need him?