How does energy play into presidential race?
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:47
- Date Aug 14, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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Governor Romney even explain his energy policy this way.
I'm quoting here you can't drive a car with a windmill on.
But boy says about -- are you can't drive a car with a windmill on.
I don't know -- actually tried that I know he's had other things on his car.
Of course I look all the sources of energy you probably heard the president say he's for all of the above.
And I wondered what he -- because I see how he's been waging war on coal.
And I wondered how could he possibly say that -- it came to me he's for all the sources of energy that come from above the ground.
That of those a come from below the ground like oil and coal and gas.
Okay two states to energy arguments the president in Iowa talking tax credits for wind energy.
Governor Romney in Ohio talking about a war on -- he says by the administration.
We're back with the panel.
How does energy plays an issue bill.
I think it plays well hope for governor Romney if you just.
And it's -- line he has but I have a time governor Robert Frank it's a tries to deliver one of these -- -- to speechwriters is.
Has -- -- it always comes off in my opinion slightly Clark he's better off just staying on the core message which is -- he is a pro energy -- -- be -- pro energy president.
And President Obama has sacrificed all kinds of energy drilling and production to the environmentalists there's no act what happened to the pipeline that's just an easy.
Distinction to make I think.
And wind and wind energy is a winner for President Obama in Iowa it's a big winner because there's so many jobs connected to win and -- energy nationally though I think.
XL pipeline is a loser for President Obama.
And so when.
When nick -- says that he would.
Pass or approve of the excel -- work.
I think it speaks to a lot of anxiety out there and Americans who say yes let's drill a little drill baby drill -- so I think that's a winner from that round.
-- I agree I think you know when you go for coal.
Which is where Romney is -- going now it's almost half a -- of actual production in the United States.
Soda for example -- zero point 2%.
It's miniscule I mean.
If you if you are going to be the green energy guy you're gonna get those people on the -- that Obama already hats.
To appeal to the country nationally you go for -- the restriction on oil drilling the fracking regulations I think you you win the argument.
In a very broad way and I think.
Keystone is a symbol of it but -- I think is the heart of it.
The regulation that was -- it was passed quietly in the EPA that everybody in -- country knows will devastate the industry.
And what about the mention of Shamus the dog we were done with machinist adult references governor -- I don't.
And in the end it with I think eating of the dog reckoned that whole thing I haven't image of -- -- on the top of the car.
Driving a win there which is driving the car I think that could be an answer to our energy problem.
Bill in coal country is Charles mentions.
Boy there's there's a lot of animosity towards this administration there's the coal miners unions sitting out this election.
That plays in a lot of states.
Including Ohio and Pennsylvania.
It's sometimes hard to publicize his regulations which -- Charles says or just administratively and you know put the federal register it's kind of hard to explain why they so.
Suppress energy development and production development that.
Especially on cold but also one oil and natural gas I think he can make it big here big issue of the whole of Obama's EPA there parts of the Obama administration to really radical other parts that kind of tried to stay a little -- center there were -- -- sensitive the Justice Department.
Let's take over -- left from law professors EPA was taken over by left wing.
Environmentalists and I think he can make a big issue that.
One Vice President Biden in Danville Virginia and not North Carolina and Virginia said this today.
About gotten around.
Look at what they value to look at their budget.
And what they're posting Romney wants to let that he said the first hundred days he's the what the big banks once again write their own rules.
I wouldn't change.
They're gonna put you all back and shaves.
Run -- campaign said that's not acceptable for political discourse well.
You know clearly he's talking about taking the chains off of banks in terms of regulation law and put the American people but he's talking to.
A very strongly African American audience there in Virginia and Andrea.
And I think people they're -- you must like you -- equipment black folks back into it so it's a terrific GAAP and you know is this the first time we've heard him.
Have a slip of the tongue my friend and I don't think so.
So people can make fun of it but I know what he was congress today wasn't it wasn't racial that's what that's what the Obama campaign says is -- it was a metaphor -- that vice president was referring to.
Republicans -- say on shackle Wall Street.
But this guy is so off the -- that he's able to make.
Up a lifetime of gaffes and he doesn't get it.
Attacked for it beat because nobody expects any better.
You know it's just -- crazy uncle in the -- as.
Ross Perot used to say and he turns out to be the crazy uncle in the attic I think it is offensive anybody else at that it would be -- huge deal but.
Joba as it is in a big -- -- deal I don't know.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- on Tuesday yeah well you know I'm just a -- front and I'm quoting the vice president of the United States two please specific.
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