From NBC's Mark Murray
Republicans have circulated investor (and Obama backer) Warren Buffett's remarks on the economy this morning that appear to criticize the government's handling of the economic crisis so far. "The message has to be very, very clear as to what government will be doing," he said. "And I think we've had, and it's the nature of the political process somewhat, but we've had muddled messages and the American public does not know. They feel they don't know what's going on, and their reaction then is to absolutely pull back."
But Republicans didn't pass around Buffett's advice to the GOP. "The minority really do[es] have an obligation to support things that are clearly designed to fight the war in a big way," Buffett said. "I think the Republicans have an obligation to regard this as an economic war and realize you need one leader... I think the [Democrats] should not use it ... to roll the Republicans." (Hat tip: Politico's Glenn Thrush.)