I want to drill now and cut dependence on foreign oil.
Nooo, never, they might destroy the environment.
Haven't decided yet.
The poll itself is such a no brainer.
We need to drill, drill, drill to buy ourselves enough time to develop scalabliity for the new solutions already available.
Anyone who really wants blackouts, high gas prices and dependencies on hostile regimes, they can vote against it.
Me, I'm in love with the petroleum age, and I don't want it to end.
Remember Bubba Clinton's "It's the economy, stupid". Newt's "Drill here, drill now, pay less" is beautiful in its message. It succinctly appeals to folks from all walks of life.
It's sort of catchy, like that eternal "CHANGE, CHANGE, HOPE" thingy.
You got the “stupid” part right but little else…
You failed to mention the OTHER element that determines the "price set by the international market": SUPPLY.
When you increase supply, that usually decreases the price. Also, since the price of a barrel of oil nowadays is influenced more by speculators than by the actual supply, knowing that tomorrow's oil is not as subject to the whims of a limited number of Middle Eastern whackos should help to drop the price on the commodities market. Increasing our capability to supply our own needs will not only help achieve that energy independence, but it WILL reduce what we pay per barrel.
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