The theme of the first presidential debate was set to be foreign policy and national security. However, with the current economy on everyone's mind, the discussion delved fairly deeply into the economic crisis and possible solutions. And despite Jim Lehrer's work to keep the discussion away from energy and the environment, Sen. Obama seemed determined to bring it back in.
When he had the opportunity, Obama pushed McCain on his support for renewables. Throughout this campaign, Sen. McCain has been claiming to be Mr. Renewable Energy, but the his record says something completely different. I understand that it can be demanding work - being the star in a busy presidential campaign - but when renewable energy tax credits come up for a vote in the Senate, Sen. McCain can't even be bothered to show! And that has been the case even when he is already in town and his vote would be the deciding one.
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