Monday, July 28, 2008

Conservatives and the energy issue

Michael Barone tells conservatives to keep pounding away at it, because:

"Sometimes public opinion doesn’t flow smoothly; it shifts sharply when a tipping point is reached. Case in point: gas prices. Three-dollar-per-gallon gas didn’t change anybody’s mind about energy issues. Four-dollar-per-gallon gas did. Evidently, the experience of paying more than $50 for a tankful gets people thinking we should stop worrying so much about global warming and the environmental dangers of oil wells on the outer continental shelf and in Alaska. Drill now!"

In other words, the people are moving conservatives' way. Keep up the pressure--as I've been saying. (it's always nice to know you're on the same page as Michael Barone, by the way!)