Saturday, April 26, 2008

Political Musing on April 26th

The Election Rat Race
Barack Obama may have lost the recent nomination fight in Pennsylvania but he still has good things to say. In regard to his opponents lack of action on raising fuel efficiency standards for over 30 years he points out that they have done nothing to avoid the looming disaster of a gallon of gas costing more than $4.00.

Hillary Clinton meanwhile, points out that Barrack voted for Dick Cheney's energy bill while she didn't. She tried to say the bill had billions of dollars of giveaways for the oil industry when in fact the 2005 bill actually raised taxes on the industry.

Barack's message of change is more true than Hillary's obfuscations and out right lies she has come up with during this campaign. The pundits say it lacks detail, but I still think he is on the right path. Especially if he'll work to raise fuel efficiency above the weak increase just voted on. We have cars right now that can get over 100 miles to the gallon and all the more they could demand from the automobile industry was a measly 32 miles to the gallon.

If the Clintons don't watch out they will end up snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory for the Democratic party. Though the electoral map looks to be in the democrats favor Senator McCain is making inroads, while Hillary and Bill do everything in their power to kill the one chance this nation has for change, for which they should be villified.

Barack says he is not going to change his theme because he believes in it. Even though the pundits question him about changing course after his recent primary defeats. You have to admire his integrity and pluck in the face of the Clinton's political machine.

My hope is that we will get the candidate best suited to get us out of the terrible mess we are headed for, a constant war on terror and global warming an education system only for the uber rich, when we need every young mind willing to go to college getting in.

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