Right now, the McCain-Palin ticket can still win. For example, they could win by taking the toss-up states and Pennsylvania. And what’s the best way to do that? By using the following video of Barack Obama from a 2007 campaign event in Iowa. This is not about guilt by association or name-calling. This is about how we can harness nuclear energy to establish energy independence, lower energy costs, stop sending hundreds of billions to buy oil from dictators, and stop polluting the atmosphere:

This issue could be a real winner for John McCain. McCain has a can-do plan to build “45 new nuclear reactors by 2030, a huge increase since there are only 104 reactors in the country today.” A President Obama would not let that happen. The price of energy may be going down right at the moment, but we’ve recently had a taste of the future if we don’t prepare.

Nuclear energy currently supplies about 20% of electricity in the United States. Compare that to 80% in France. Technology is available right now to make new plants much safer than they used to be. We’ve come a long way since Three Mile Island, and public opinion is now much more supportive. McCain offers leadership, while the most liberal senator in Congress — Barack Obama — lets ideology cloud his judgment.

John McCain has also been pushing for clean coal and other forms of clean energy, while Sarah Palin’s natural gas pipeline from Alaska would help too. And let’s not forget the plan of T. Boone Pickens to harness wind-power for 20% of electricity in the United States. But many more nuclear plants must be on the table as well, and only a President John McCain would make that a reality.

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