Go ahead make fun of me; I do not have a TV in the house, which means I would be the perfect juror to sit on an OJ Simpson style trial, because...well...I do not hear much about anything. I listen to CD's in my woodworking shop so I have no access to national information there, and with no job to go to, I lack a commute in which to listen to the radio. Heck I am so isolated that it was 5 weeks before I realized BP had spilled a little crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but on the positive side, I haven't heard one political advertisement yet this election season, and I assume that they are all over the mass media right now.
So as isolated as I am from that, I heard an interesting thing on Christian Radio yesterday while picking up my daughter from school; they were talking about the importance of the swing state Ohio and the affect coal miners will have on the election. They were discussing what we discuss; how Obama's Green Energy Policy has hurt coal miners, and not just in Northeast PA and West Virgina, but in states like Ohio too, and that if these people get out and vote, it could make a difference on who sits in the White House.
I just thought it was interesting that Obama's policy on coal has the potential to come back and haunt him. I guess it should not surprise me; I have known for years that coal is an energy source that drives this country, with electrical generation for sure, and to a lesser extent, home heat. Still it was interesting to hear the importance of coal is having on our country's leadership decision right now, and if I am hearing it, then it must be going main stream.
Now my question: How Mainstream is Coal in Regards to the Election? Was this an isolated incident that I just happened to hear, or is this getting some serious coverage?