Presidential Debate Live Blog
10:20 pm ET: Don’t look at China as the enemy but as tough competitors. We lost 6,000 lives in Iraq and they got the oil. Not smart.
9:40 pm ET: North American Energy Alliance can cut OPEC oil. Wind/solar are great but are power fuels and don’t displace OPEC oil in transportation.
9:19 pm ET: Incredible no mention of OPEC oil in Middle East discussion. It’s a dangerous cartel threatening our national and economic security.
3:29 pm ET: Tonight I will be live blogging my thoughts on the energy portion of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
What’s affected our foreign policy more than Middle East oil over the past 40 years? Trillions to protect and buy it. I’m tired of us paying for both sides of the war. We get 13% of the oil through the Strait of Hormuz but pay 100% of the cost of protecting it.
We can cut OPEC dependence by 75% by getting heavy-duty trucks off imported diesel and onto domestic natural gas, and it could be done within 5 years.
I’m looking for specifics on reducing our need for OPEC oil - I want to hear the candidates’ solutions.