According to the quote, Obama did not ask Clinton what to do, he asked his economic advisors. Notably, instead of asking them what would be popular, he asked them what was right.
In quoting a spokesperson for the McCain campaign in the article, Fox "News" tries to make it seem that Obama's consultation with his advisors was a weakness, trying to show that he did not have a good grasp of the economic situation. In reality, Obama was trying to get various perspectives on this complex problem. In addition, the McCain spokesperson tries to make it seem that Obama decided to do nothing, when in reality Obama decided not to interfere with Congress as it worked to solve the problem.
On the other hand, McCain apparently didn't consult with his advisors enough, as he decided to suspend his campaign, go to Washington, and solve the problem. He must have forgotten that he doesn't know much about economics. When he got to Washington, he didn't put forth any ideas for solving the problem. In meetings he didn't even have good questions to ask. Bush said that McCain slowed down the process. McCain finally agreed to the $700 billion bailout that socializes banks and creates $150 billion in earmarks, even though he is against socialism and earmarks.
The actions of both candidates show how they, as president, would approach problems. Obama is thoughtful and has good instincts. McCain is impulsive and acts before doing enough thinking.