The Republicans promised that if the USA could just produce more oil, the price we pay for gasoline at the pump would go down. Drill Baby Drill, they urged. The Republicans lost with this argument in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, but Barack Obama
If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico?
It’s strange to me that Rick Santorum would choose to use this particular image in a campaign ad, because what the picture shows is suicide through the means of gasoline. It looks to me like a statement that our dependence upon gasoline is killing our society. That’s a message that doesn’t support Santorum’s freak out about gasoline prices. It suggests that we all need to relax, walk away from the gasoline pump, and simply drive our cars less when the price of gasoline is high.