As a PRU shareholder, for one, I do not want the Federal Gov't oversight on PRU. We did fine through the last crisis not needing a bailout. My concern is that the Gov't will dictate to PRU what capital they can spend and what dividend rate they can set etc, etc. Not a good union.
Like it or not -- and I sure don't -- tbtf is worth a premium. PRU is up over 35% since the regulatory announcement. That shouldn't bother you as a shareholder. Unless your ideology is more important than your account balance. If so, you can just sell.