June 20th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain visits Canada; Obama blasts him on offshore drilling

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain was touting U.S.-Canada economic and energy ties in a visit north Friday, while Sen. Barack Obama hammered his GOP opponent for embracing offshore drilling and other energy policies.

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  1. ted

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    ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THAN YOU WERE 2 YEARS AGO
    Since America voted for "C H A N G E" in 06, gas has gone from $2.00 to $4.00 dollars in price and food is up 30-40 %
    Do you still want more "change"

    ___OBAMA, for more C H A N G E! Democrats for C H A N G E
    And taking Americans to the Poor House

    June 20, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Scott L

    Obama pop quiz: Israel strikes Iran's nuclear facilities with minimal casulaties to Iranian civilians. Iran retaliates with a battery of 50-75 long range traditional warheads slaughtering thousands of Jews. What do you do...what do you do...?

    June 20, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  3. Independent-woman-4-Obama

    HOW CONVENIENT OF MCCAIN TO SLAM SEN. OBAMA ON NOT DRILLING! OF COURSE MCCAIN WONT MENTION THE "ENRON LOOPHOLE" WHICH IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR RISING FUEL PRICES!

    We, need to wake up people before we are sold a bill of goods based on lies!

    If McCain is elected, I don't want to see a single McCain/Hillary complain!

    MCCAIN DOESN'T TELL YOU, THAT EVEN IF WE DRILLED ON ALL COASTS STARTING TODAY, YOU WOULD NOT SEE THAT OIL AT YOUR STATION FOR AT LEAST 10-15 YEARS....... AND GUESS WHAT? HE DOESN'T CONTROL THE PRICE OF OIL!

    PANDER, PANDER, PANDER......... FOOLS BELIEVE THE LIES.

    June 20, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. Mike

    If McSame is President all citizens he will have corporate america outsourcing all of our jobs as part of the free trade agreements.

    June 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. INDEPENDENT FOREVER !

    Michael ..............Don't the democrats get it? No, drilling is not the eternal answer. It is what we must do now until find that answer. If it's going to take ten years to get the one million barrels a day, let"s get started. We should have gotten started ten years ago.............SHOULD HAVE ........McSAME was around 30 yrs ago............IT'S ALL POLITICAL!!!!!!!

    June 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Gus Tijerino

    Obama you shortsighted liberal scum... Can't see 1 foot in front of his face. Drilling for oil on our territory would be part of an overall strategy to wean ourselves off the Saudis and Venezuelans. For the life of me I don't understand how anybody could say no to that. No other country puts restriction on themselves like we do. This is ridiculous. Go vote for that socialist, if you want to. You'll be sorry you did...

    June 20, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. peakarach,des moines,IA

    BOMB,BOMB AND BOMB HUSSEIN OBAMA NOW!.

    June 20, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. peakarach,des moines,IA

    WITH OVER 1 MILLION VOTE ON AOL SO FAR CAN NOT BE WRONG.
    HELLO! PRESIDENT MCCAIN FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 4 YRS.

    June 20, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Texas Trail Dog

    Obama quit show the people how ignorant you are. If you would quit rubbing your palms and doing your dance around the flag pole in glee that you have this race sewed up YOU might be able to see the big picture. HADES YES WE NEED OUR ON OIL. WE DON'T NEED TO BE COUNTING ON OPEC TO KEEP FURNISHING US WITH OUR OIL NEEDS . OPEC DRIVING THE PRICE OF OIL UP TO WHERE NO COMMON CAN EVEN GET TO WORK. YOU ARE AN IDIOT. YOUR SUPPORTERS ARE IDIOTS AND I AM OH SO TIRED OF ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS COMING OUT OF THESE BIG NON UNDERSTANDABLE LANGUAGE THAT YOU RAPPERS SPEAK. SO BEAT THE DRUM SLOWLY AND TRY TO TALK WITH WORDS AND NOT FOUR LETTER WORDS SO SOMEONE CAN UNDERSTAND YOU.

    June 20, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  10. M.S. Indiana

    Well Mr McCain, try and come to IN and tell us how good NAFTA is for us... Tell us why all those plants/factories had to close and move it Mexico...

    Please people, look at this white house research...

    "The projections in the OCS access case indicate that access to the Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf regions would not have a significant impact on domestic crude oil and natural gas production or prices before 2030."

    and on top of this, who says this oil will be sold in America ?? China will be the rich power buyer out there, and dont tell me the oil companies wont go for highest bider..
    Lets pup up all the oil there is and get over the oil problem...

    June 20, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  11. David

    I think we should drill. We should also invest in alternative fuels. Why put all our eggs in one basket. We need to do both. What if alternative fuel takes 15 more years to be viable. A few million barrels a day wouldn't hurt in the mean time. We should also have the government collection of oil sold at market price instead of being put in the reserve and that money be directly put to the funding of alternative fuel. Maybe to build a large solar energy field in the middle of Nevada? Both parties need to give on this. We can't just do oil and we can't just do alternative. Besides alternative cars will cost a fortune at first. How long till they are affordable?

    June 20, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. Aliou FL for Obama

    Canadians can't vote. McSame has already made his case with me: 100 years of war with the rest of the world. What tells me Canada is not on the list?

    June 20, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  13. Carol, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Maybe if McCain can't get Canadian oil he may have the US invade Canada just like GWB invaded Iraq.

    June 20, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Rose

    The only reason Obama is opposed is because McCain is for it.
    I am sure if he mentioned it first it would be okay. His negative attitude towards this issue is going against the will of the people. Makes me wonder what else his "change" will go against the will of the people. He is too scary, I don't trust him at all and I sure don't want his racists wife in the people's "White House"

    June 20, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. Aliou FL for Obama

    Americans in their majority believe that Oil companies or OPEC can solve our problems concerning oil in the short term. Folks, Bush and Mcsame are lying to you.

    Oil companies usually sign a prespection and exploration contract with the politicians of oil exporting countries, well before tehy start prospecting. In other words, the oil is sold even before we know what is in the ground for sure.

    If the local dictator doesn't give concessions to the oil company who wants it, it simply means that he has a bigger stronger competitor backing him.

    If he doesn't, He is in trouble, and the oil company will not have a lot of problems ousting him or overthrowing the regime with the help of their own milicia, their mercenaries, our CIA or our government and military.

    Sad isn't it. Oil that is in these countries have been sold long time and for 100 years in advance at least.

    What runs the price of oil up is the speculators in wallstreet and the oil companies themselves. They may buy a barryl in a long term contract when the barryl was $.5 and turn around years later to sell it for any price they chose.

    Yet in America, we keep pointing fingers at those countries who are being rip off just like we are. Mostly their citizens, because the meager oil revenue from the whole sale of their natural resources are paid directly to the coffers of the dictators in American and european banks. Oil companies, Bush and McCain do the same when they get their cut of the money.

    The people never see the money. They are the victims as well.

    The dictators are content with the meager cut they get, so long as it is paid to them and not to the country's treasury.

    June 20, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  16. Scott

    Here's why offshore drilling is necessary: Everyone who has cried "No War For Oil" will acheive their goal. Domestic oil = no oil wars. The environmental groups are concerned about our environment, but what about the foreign countries we drill in? What about their environment? Educate youselves on the oil industry and the new safer technologies such as horizontal drilling. We all want renewable energy sources, but they are 10 – 15 years away from being able to truly supply us. We need something in the meantime.

    June 20, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
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