Devil5052 wrote:While every President needs advice, knowing something about the subject himself is very important. Polls show that the number one issue on voter's minds this election will be the horrible state of our economy.
I'm sure he knows something about the subject, as I said you can't expect a President to know everything. Simply impossible. The economy is bad because of energy prices, it has by far the largest influence on the cost of things. The direct impact on people is of course home heating and the fuel they need for their car. Heating bills this winter will probably be the single biggest expense for any family only superseded by rent/mortgage and food bills.
You can certainly go on with the mantra that McCain is for big oil and Obama is against it but the fact is as I have already pointed out the exact opposite is true as clearly indicated by their voting records. It's preposterous to think that he's "pro oil" just because he doesn't support some ridiculous idea that taxing the rich for making a profit is somehow going to fix this mess. It should be noted McCain's position is not against prosecution for illegal activities.
The economy as you have stated is the main issue for this election, I guess we can agree on that. Energy is by the single biggest issue, the reason we are in this mess to begin with is liberals catering to the environmentalists for decades. It's hasn't been republicans blocking off shore drilling, coal plants, nuclear power plants, refineries and all the other types of activities that go along with energy production. These are all things McCain is in favor of in balanced with development of green technology. Simply creating more taxes and hoping for some miracle that green technology is going to save is will not fix this issue.