Energy doesn't win votes

09/17/2012
Outside the oil patch, energy doesn't seem to be a factor in the US presidential election. When the issue is raised, it's usually the Joe Six-Pack complaint, "Gasoline prices are too damn high!" That cry has been repeated so often that many thought President Barack Obama would use Hurricane Isaac as an excuse to spring crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve into the market to drive down prices prior to the election. According to various polls, major campaign issues for both parties include the economy, unemployment, taxes, and the $14 trillion federal debt. The Cable News Network web site reported, "President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office has been defined in many wa...
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