Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"our very existence?"

Fortune magazine asks each candidate:
What do you see as the gravest long-term threat to the U.S. economy?

Obama: If we don’t get a handle on our energy policy, it is possible that the kinds of trends we’ve seen over the last year will just continue. Demand is clearly outstripping supply. It’s not a problem we can drill our way out of. It can be a drag on our economy for a very long time unless we take steps to innovate and invest in the research and development that’s required to find alternative fuels. I think it’s very important for the federal government to have a role in that process.

McCain: Well, I would think that the absolute gravest threat is the struggle that we’re in against Islamic extremism, which can affect, if they prevail, our very existence. Another successful attack on the United States of America could have devastating consequences. You’ve been a supporter of climate-change legislation that would essentially impose a penalty on the use of fossil fuel.

Wow. Now that's what I call "contrast!"

Can I just highlight the fact that McCain just told you that if you don't vote for him the terrorists might just blow up AMERICA!?

1 comment:

The Daily Exorcist said...

During one of the weeks where I was laid up with back trouble, I watched the REPUBLICAN primary debate. The one they had at the Reagan Presidential Library. Mostly I hoped to catch a glimpse of Ron Paul at his crazy-old-coot best. Mission accomplished. Huckabee was also entertaining. But the quotes you display remind me of the approaches laid forth by Mitt & McCain. When asked about foreign policy, Romney sounded like a fish out of water. Yes, that's right, SOUNDED like a fish out of water, whereas McCain was in his element. When a question was posed about the economy, it was Romney's turn for comfort. And although the didn't spell anything out about the energy crisis, per se, McCain's response was nearly identical. Almost as troubling as his inability to think or talk meaningfully about the economy is his Giuliani-terrorism reflex. Q: What's to be done about sub-prime mortgages crisis? A: Pursue Bin Laden to the gates of hell. Q: How would you reinforce consumer confidence? A: Anti-terrorism decals for your car.

It's a broken record that nobody's taking off the player.