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Has anyone read the interview in "Westways" magazine ( which is the AAA for Southern California) with Obama & McCain about transportation systems, etc.?

The interview can be found in the November/December 2008 issue and it was done June 20, 2008...one of the questions presented was: "As you crisscrossed the nation on this campaign, what ideas have you developed about the state of the nation's transportation system?"...as part of his answer in regards to drilling for oil Obama's response was..."Drilling off the coast of the United States is also a problem. Every estimate indicates that it would have an effect on gas prices maybe 20 years from now, an entire generation from now. During that 20 years, we are much better off investing in new technologies for plug-in hybrids and creating new electricity grids so that people can plug in their cars. That is the wave of the future. Developing biofuels and alternative fuels can help reduce overall costs. Those are the strategies we have to pursue."...continued

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The editor goes on to say that in early August, Senator Obama stated that he would "consider" limited offshore drilling if it brought about a comprehensive energy solution....with energy being one of the key issues in this election as stated by Obama all during the debates...which is it drilling or not drilling?...furthermore...as much as we need to not be dependent upon other country's oil...don't we also not need to develop another dependency on electricity?...any comments?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • SO HOW DOES OFF SHORE DRILLING HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE COUNTRY. IT HAS TO DO WITH THE FEUL COSTS BUT NOT THE ROADWAYS. WHY IS IT HE CAN NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION OTHER THAN TO CONTINUE USING THE SAME JARGON HE WAS TAUGHT TO SAY BY THE PUBLIC SPIN ARTISTS.

    THAT IS WHY I WISH THEY WOULD AIR THE QUESTIONS BOTH CANIDATES WERE ASKED AS THEY WERE OUT SHAKING HANDS. IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE THE STIMED LOOKS FOR BOTH WHEN THEY HAD NO PREPARED ANSWERS IT WAS PRICELESS
    friends4me

    Answer by friends4me at 5:14 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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