August 1, 2008

PETROPANIC SQUARED (via Bryan Francoeur):

Obama shifts on offshore oil drilling (MIKE GLOVER, 8/01/08, Associated Press)

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources.

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy.

Republican rival John McCain, who earlier dropped his opposition to offshore drilling, has been criticizing Obama on the stump and in broadcast ads for clinging to his opposition as gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon. Polls indicate these attacks have helped McCain gain ground on Obama. [...]

``The Republicans and the oil companies have been really beating the drums on drilling,'' Obama said in the Post interview. ``And so we don't want gridlock. We want to get something done.''

You can almost feel sorry for his true believers, because by the end of the campaign he'll have tossed every issue they care about overboard and he'll still lose. Sad that he resorted to racist terminology to defend himself.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 1, 2008 8:34 PM
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