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  •  you would want to follow the energy diaries (4+ / 0-)
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    Ed in Montana, nailbender, Fabian, marina

    we have covered the various Dem candidates "global warming buzz being put out" as you call it, if you are interested.
    you can watch this very detailed video conversations  if you want to see our candidates "trumpet" as you would have it, their views and plans. I think all 3 are excellent.
    You can also read their detailed policy proposals at each candidates website.

    •  thanks for the link (0+ / 0-)

      have to go to work so I only saw half of it.  It makes my point, actually.  I'm sure Hillary, somewhere in the last half of that video, makes a point about global warming.  That isn't "buzz".  Buzz is when the candidates put the issue (as I said above) front and center, not as an afterthought.  

      To wit: There is an extended discussion there of nuclear power.  If she was as alarmed as she should be about global warming, she could have said something like: "Nuclear power is trumpeted by it's proponents as a solution to global warming, but I disagree.  Until we get the waste issue settled, it is a non-starter and everybody knows this.  We need to aggressively attack global warming by (list here) and quit focusing on nukes which add to proliferation problems and have given us hundreds of toxic waste above ground repositories all across our country."  And then she could have made the conversation about the exciting directions we should be exploring to make ourselves energy independent in the very near future.  That is buzz.  

      Instead she got into the arcana of nuclear siting, regulation and waste minutia, issues that are all peripheral to the big one we are discussing in this thread.

      "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you can succeed." -Nancy Pelosi, 6/29/07.

      by nailbender on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 08:44:01 AM PST

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