We have called attention to Daniel Larison's criticism of supporters of the bailout for appealing to fear rather than to reason in advocating the financial bailout. We should also point out that there are those who made a rational case for it (not that you heard it very cogently in the national debate, however.
Here is my friend Bob Martin, emeritus professor of economics at Centre College, actually engaged in reason:
On the nature of the problem
On the need for the bailout
On the changes that need to be made
This is the best case I have seen made in favor of the bailout.