Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Out Democrating the Democrats


McCain's strategy for the Presidency is clear: he hopes to out Democratic the Democrats. In Oregon, in a speech on global warming, he outlined his opinions and ideas on the topic.
McCain called for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by mid-century and pledged to take the lead in pressing rising economic powers India and China to cut emissions.

"I will not shirk the mantle of leadership that the United States bears," McCain said, alluding to Bush, who withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to curtail emissions. "I will not permit eight long years to pass without serious action on serious challenges."

Referring to melting glaciers in the Arctic Ocean and the vanishing habitats of polar bears and walruses, the Arizona senator and presumptive Republican nominee for president said it was time to stop quibbling over the causes of global warming. He pledged to "deal with the central facts of rising temperatures, rising waters and all the endless troubles that global warming will bring."
So for the next six months, we will be hearing how MCain does not go far enough. They will argue over how McCain said 60 percent and Obama said 80 percent (which is better, of course); he opposes a federal mandate on renewable energy and Obama does. Both candidates will continue to reference unvalidated science. Both will encourage carbon credits and exchanges, forcing higher costs on businesses, higher prices on consumers and less money being spent on new sources and technologies.

The more you see these candidates, the more you realize there is very little difference between Obama and McCain. The liberals have certainly won. They nominated both McCain and Obama. From a Conservative's perspective, the difference is negligible. Both will tout failed liberal policies that have been disproved again and again.

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