(CNN)–Obama just said that between energy, health care, and entitlement spending, energy was priority number one. This is not what he said in the first debate. During that debate, when he was asked by Jim Lehrer what he may need to compromise in the face of the $700 billion dollar bailout commitment, Obama said he would have to compromise on energy. That was his compromise number one. I thought at the time that it was a surprising and unwise answer. Either he didn't really mean it then, or he doesn't really mean it now.