“Obviously we had to act my friends," McCain said. “Credit is drying up. People are having trouble getting a loan to buy a car."
The vote was 74-25, and Barack Obama showed up to vote for the legislation, too.
Still, he acknowledged why people oppose the bailout.
“I understand why a lot of Americans were very cynical. A lot of Americans are still cynical because we’re not big government people. We want government involved the least in our lives."
McCain warned that the legislation is “like a tourniquet, not a cure. It will stop the bleeding, but then we have to set about fixing the way we do business in Washington."
Amie Parnes is traveling with the McCain campaign.