Obama isn't a populist?
“We’ve got to make sure that our party understands that, like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning, so we can’t be demonizing every bank out there,” Obama said. “We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.” . . .
The "like it or not" point is very strange. Who doesn't want a healthy and functioning financial system? Note Obama's rhetoric from just days ago:
[Obama] complained that banks and financial institutions on Wall Street caused the recent financial collapse because of "huge, reckless risks in pursuit of quick profits and massive bonuses."
He told an Elyria, Ohio, crowd that he wasn’t "going to have insurance companies click their heels and watch their stocks skyrocket" because of a lack of federal supervision. . . .