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While Not Technically a Commission, Obama Will Huddle With Economic Advisers

From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(MIAMI) - Barack Obama has blasted John McCain's call for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the financial crisis, calling the idea a "stunt" and "Washington-speak for "we'll get back to you later." But tomorrow, Obama will be putting together his own commission of sorts to meet on the economy.

Aides point out that Obama's meeting is not quite like the 9/11 Commission in the sense that there are no permanent members, testimony or a report.

"This is a meeting of people who advise him on economic matters," senior advisor Robert Gibbs, said.

The group that will be advising Obama include those who have worked with him for some time now. This is not the first time that Obama will have consulted with Warren Buffett, Paul O'Neill, or Larry Summers.

Obama will use the meeting to listen to proposals (kind of like testimony) and knock out new set of policies on the economy.

While there may not be a full "report", he will issue a statement to the press on his findings.
So, while his meeting tomorrow will not be as extensive or elaborate as the 9/11 Commission, clearly Obama and his campaign feel there are benefits in consulting with experts.

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