Is any Presidential candidate running on the issue: "No bailout for subprime lenders and borrowers"? This seems exactly like an issue where the public's moral prejudices are in sync with economic theory, yet the special interests seem likely to get bailed out at the taxpayer's expense.
Or, how about: "No bailout for fraudulent lenders and borrowers"? Is that too much to ask?
We've moved from the age of the Invisible Hand to the age of the Invisible Thumb on the Scale.