For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point. Ben Bernanke -- should he or shouldn't he be reconfirmed as Federal Reserve Chairman?
Clearly, the stock market wants him to be. After all, much of the market's decline last week was due to fears of him not having enough votes. Some analysts think if he's dumped, the market will drop at least another 1,000 points.
On the other hand, some feel he not only had a huge hand in providing the cheap money that lead to the financial crisis in the first place, but also didn't do enough to solve the collapse once it began.
What say you, NBers: thumbs up or down for Bernanke?