Is Obama really were a pragmatist then he would allow the free market to turn the economy around. He is simply using this crisis in order to implement his own “failed solutions of the past” aka socialism. When has he EVER extolled the virtues of the free market? When has he ever done anything to allow the free market to solve the problem. The answer is NEVER. He sometimes mentions it, but he never lets it work – and he will never let it work if you ask me.