Voters will recall excesses of a push to not waste crisis

08/27/2012
Energy represents a large piece of a gaudy policy mosaic likely to influence the US presidential election in November more than might be apparent at this stage of the race. The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama insists that if economic conditions remain distressful, reasons are the enormity of problems left behind by the administration of George W. Bush and the intransigence of congressional Republicans. That view assumes American have short memories. Yes, the economy roiled in crisis when Obama and his team took office. But they responded not by trying to fix what was broken but by trying to replace it. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel, former Wh...
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