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Marc Ambinder on Obama’s comments [that people should inflate their tires.] (http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/inflatingthetires_conserving.php)

Obama’s broadside today against McCain and his associations with the industry ought to put in the context of the 2005 energy bill, which contained oodles of tax breaks for the industry. McCain opposed it for that reason. Obama supported it (a flawed bill, he admitted), for other reasons.

John Fund on the Democrats and [their energy plan] (http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB121754210174302279.html). If the GOP plays its cards right, it just may be able to mitigate its losses in Congress. Don’t forget Ken Salazar saying he is [willing to accept $10.00 per gallon of gas.] (http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/jul/31/ken-salazar-no-ocs-drilling-even-when-its/)

Last week, a poll in the swing state of Colorado found that 9% of state voters say they’ve changed their minds and become supporters of offshore energy exploration.

Todd Spangler at the Detroit Free Press [notes] (http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080801/NEWS07/808010374/1009) that John McCain’s stance on drilling is resonating with voters.

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With gas prices way up this summer, polls in battleground states, including Michigan, have consistently found strong support for offshore drilling.

Obama has repeatedly said he’s against it — that America can’t drill itself out of the oil crisis and must step up investment in alternative fuels.

McCain also supports that investment, but said drilling should be an available option, as well.

Just a reminder, as well, that [Barack Obama has pretty much admitted] (http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/jul/31/the-obama-energy-plan-inflating-your-tires-a/) he does not care one whit about lowering gas prices.

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