Unfortunately not in the way I hoped. You may already know this but it is worth reiterating because it seems to keep coming back to the surface. McCain and Bush are recommending a plan for offshore drilling.
Once again this will not make a difference, especially where we are feeling it most–in our pocket books. First, the current supply of drilling ships will put a seven year hiatus on any offshore oil making it to the market. Second, our offshore oil reserves are insufficient to meet our consumption for more than a handful of years. These are not my opinions, not a liberal or conservative view, but rather fact. X divided by Y equals Z. It’s math.
Now I will admit I am no huge supporter of Obama, falling in with supporters feels like a cult. Any minute I will need to
shave my head and don a bright colored rob. My candidate fell out a long time ago, but I have a habit of liking candidates with no chance of winning. That being said, I am definitely not a fan of McCain either or just about anybody else in the Republican Party currently (although my governor does seem tolerable). It’s not that I am Democrat but rather I am not Republican.
I just don’t get why anyone thinks that an energy plan addressing supply rather than demand will work. This is why today Obama may be winning me over, but hey he had my vote already. In what is being called his first “negative ad”, Obama makes it clear he wants to reduce demand by focusing on technology. Sounds good to me.