|Four dollar gas makes people do crazy things. Even though economists and analysts across the political spectrum agree that lifting bans on offshore drilling will have virtually no impact on gas prices now, or even in the future, John McCain, in his finite wisdom, has turned the issue into the main pillar of his energy plan. Meanwhile, Barack Obama, who has stepped back from his stance against drilling pointed out accurately that we would save more energy making sure our tires were inflated than by expanding offshore drilling.|
The McCain campaign seems to be quite happy misrepresenting this comparison, claiming it IS Obama’s energy plan. Although this may be one more step away from the “respectful campaign” and focus on the actual issues the American public may have been hoping for, it does look to be a boon to those who sell promotional tire gauges.