The above is McCain's depiction of Obama's energy plan -- which is for all Americans to inflate their tires.
People are laughing!
Obama's position on drilling is in opposition to 70% of Americans who want it, and want it now.
"It's (off-shore drilling) not going to provide short-term relief or medium-term relief or in fact long-term relief. It won't drop prices in this administration or in the next administration or in the administration after that." -Barack Obama
"We need oil drilling and we need it now offshore and we need it now. He has consistently opposed it. He has opposed nuclear power. He has opposed reprocessing. He has opposed storage. And the only thing I’ve heard him say is that we should inflate our tires. So he has no plan for addressing the energy challenges that we face.”
Here's how the story unfolded:
The McCain campaign handed tire gauges out to reporters in celebration of Obama's birthday today.
The McCain campaign also used the tire gauge gimmick in a fundraising plea today.
"Today, I'm asking for your help in putting Senator Obama's 'tire gauge' energy policy to the test,' McCain campaign manager Rick Davis wrote to potential donors. "With an immediate donation of $25 or more, we will send you an 'Obama Energy Plan' tire pressure gauge. Will simply inflating your tires reduce the financial burden of high gas prices on your wallet?"
The Obama campaign responded in an email:
"As Senator McCain knows, Barack Obama has a comprehensive plan to provide real relief to Americans struggling with soaring prices and make the long-term investments we need to break our addiction to oil. And while the McCain team may is busy amusing themselves, the fact is that the idea they’re attacking is supported by, among others, top McCain surrogate Joe Lieberman, conference call host Mike Rogers, Governors Charlie Crist and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Department of Energy, and NASCAR — all of whom have urged Americans to help save energy by minding tire pressure."
All I can say is if Obama wins better get to pumping...your tires, that is!
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