Listening to Thomas Friedman describe that surreal scene at the GOP convention, Giuliani leading a cheer: "Drill! Baby Drill!" These people are truly the friends of the major oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Russia (Canada too, but we'll keep that one to the side). By drilling for oil we are taking a short-term (a few weeks exuberance) price benefit for a long term huge penalty, as fuel prices go through the roof because our demand goes up. STOP!
Not only is it time to get off of fossil fuels, but it is time for an Apollo + Manhattan Project for energy independence and clean energy. And Obama has to put his strength behind it. He is being softly supportive, but this is an issue that can win him the election.