When America needed a sound, rational, moral leader at the Federal Reserve who would tell Congress and the American people the truth, and what they needed to hear, not what they wanted to hear (in an election year), we got Ben Bernanke instead.
When we needed a steady hand on the wheel, who could guide us away from the financial abyss, we got Ben Bernanke instead.
When we needed an intelligent and prescient economist who understood the seriousness of the credit bubble, housing bubble and mortgage mess BEFORE it all came tumbling down, we got Ben Bernanke instead.
And when we needed a Fed Governor who would protect the US dollar and keep inflation in check as the Fed was required to do, we got Ben Bernanke instead.
This is shameful. This is wrong. And Ben Bernanke needs to go. He's the wrong man at the wrong time and the results will be disastrous.