I wrote to my Representative, Jim Cooper, and three days ago, he wrote back:
...I hate the thought of paying ransom to Wall Street, especially when Main Street is struggling. I am furious that our financial situation has been allowed to get this point, and that Treasury is considering bailing out the lenders who helped caused this to occur.
Then he voted for the bailout. According to this morning's USA Today, he said, “It's mainly political fear, the reaction back home. It's the most difficult time for people to be statesmen, 37 days before an election.”