Back when gasoline was cheap at only $4.00/gal on June 18, 2008, Barack Obama opposed lifting the moratorium on off-shore oil drilling because it would not do anything to bring down the cost of gas today. At best, it would be 7-10 years before any of new oil wells would provide gas in the tank.
Sen. Barack Obama, the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, rejected lifting the drilling moratorium that has been supported by a succession of presidents for nearly two decades.It must be August 2018 because Sen. Barack Obama is now willing to support off-shore drilling if that will bring the price of gasoline down.
"This is not something that's going to give consumers short-term relief and it is not a long-term solution to our problems with fossil fuels generally and oil in particular," said Obama.
"My interest is in making sure we've got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices," Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.If Obama wasn't The One, I'd be very suspicious and skeptical with all this flipping and flopping going on. And we all know that the good Senator Obama is a principled man who sticks by his convictions come what may. It's like he says, "The Republicans and the oil companies have been really beating the drums on drilling. And so we don't want gridlock. Or appear to be causing gridlock. If that means sacrificing heartfelt and long held convictions on the altar of expediency, well, the world will little note, nor long remember what is said today. Not even next week.
"If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don't want to be so rigid that we can't get something done."
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