Official market correction or not, the economy continues to be my number one pick for the sleeper issue of the 2008 presidential campaign.

Here are questions the presidential candidates should be ready to answer:

-- If there's a recession, would you cut taxes? Raise taxes?

-- Should the federal government bail out Countryside if it goes belly up?

-- Should the Fed cut interest rates?

-- What should the president do right now to stabilize the markets and prevent bleed-over into the general economy?

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