Sen Obama calls it flip flopping but I call it listening to America and realizing its time to face reality. We have the technology to safely drill and be good stewards of the environment. We do not have the alternative energy technology now and will not see it for another 20-30 years. If we continue down the road of waiting for science and technology we will go the way of the Soviet Union.
Solar panels have been around for 30 years. They didn't work on the White House and they will not work on every home or business in America. Electric vehicles have been around for 80 years. They will not work outside of a city or in mountainous areas. These concepts along with alternative fuels should continue to be researched but we have to accept the fact we are a nation, like the rest of the world, dependent on oil and we may as well benefit from our own. President Bush has it within his power to lift the offshore ban his father put in place. Now is the time to lead and act like a President. Don't wait for the elections, lift the ban and watch the prices fall.