THINK PROGRESS 
Friday, October 10, 2008
Today, President Bush gave an eight-minute speech on the economy , which was meant to reassure the markets . “This is an anxious time,” said Bush. “But the American people can be confident in our economic future.” However, ABC News notes that during those eight minutes, the Dow Jones dropped another 107 points. The Dow was down 78.70 at the beginning of Bush’s address , but at 185.66 by the end.