Either John McCain does not understand the laws of supply and demand, or he tried to pull the wool over our eyes in Wilkes-Barre, PA today when he claimed that by lifting the executive ban on offshore drilling, President Bush changed the psychology of the oil market.
During a press availability in Sderot, Israel this morning Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, reiterated his strong support for Israel, “I bring to Sderot an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. The state of Israel faces determined enemies who seek its destruction. But it also has a friend and ally in the United States that will always stand by the people of Israel.”
Here is the exchange:
Oil man T. Boone Pickens testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee today that the energy crisis is a national security threat and an emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately.
In a statement to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown laid the groundwork for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq in 2009. This is another domino to fall in the endgame for the Iraq war.
Of all the potential running mates mentioned for Obama, John Edwards is the most well known. Despite his notoriety, this edition of Pros and Cons will look at the prospects for an Obama/Edwards ticket.
So Phil Gramm finally fell on the sword and resigned from the McCain campaign after calling America a nation of whiners, but his reason for resigning is so delusional that even Rush Limbaugh on a two week bender couldn’t comprehend it.
The report today that Barack Obama won’t give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate next week in Germany, and instead will speak at Berlin’s Victory Column lends credibility to the speculation last week that the Bush administration was pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel to block the speech at the Gate.
It seems like in every election since 2000 Evan Bayh’s name has been floated as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee. In the last few days, his name has surfaced again, so in this edition of Pros and Cons, we will take a look at Sen. Bayh (D-IN) as a potential running mate for Obama.
Today former vice president Al Gore challenged the nation to produce all of its own electricity from renewable energy carbon clean sources in the next 10 years. “We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that’s got to change,” Gore said.
Talk about a contrast. A day after John McCain said that he is learning how to use a computer, Barack Obama was on the campus of Purdue University today saying that he would make cyber security the top priority that it should be in the 21st Century.
Both Evan Bayh and Sam Nunn were at Barack Obama’s Summit on Confronting New Threats event on the campus of Purdue University today, and both were asked about speculation that either one of them could be Barack Obama’s running mate.
In a conference call with the media today McCain national security advisor Randy Scheunemann went as far as to compare Barack Obama to George W. Bush in terms of what he views as the Democrats inflexibility and stubbornness on Iraq.