I heard two of my co-workers talk about the Dow going down today both blamed Obama for not knowing how the economy works or having people around him who does. One of them is a doctrinaire Republican the other is intelligent but is what is called a "low information voter". If one thing Obama has are people who are pretty much wired into how our economy works or in this case doesn't work.
The President has around many from the financial community.
Peter Orszag former Director of the OMB was Vice Chairman of Global banking at Citigroup
Chief of Staff Bill Daley was President of SBC Communications
Senior Advisor Valeri Jarrett was Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange.
See who's on The President's Council on Jobs & Competitiveness
Jeffrey Immelt Chairman & CEO of GE
Ursula M Burns Chairman & CEO of Xerox
Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner worked for three administrations & under 5 Treasury Secretaries since 1988
On The President's Management Advisory Board
Greg Brown President & CEO of Motorola Solutions
Sam Gilliand Chairman & CEO Sabre Holdings
Jeffrey B Kindler Former Chairman & CEO of Pfizer