August 23rd, 2012
11:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney talks energy as polls show little change

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hit the campaign trail on Thursday to pitch energy policy and defense spending, as new polls showed President Barack Obama maintaining a slight lead in three key swing states after Romney named the conservative House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin as his running mate.

Four days ahead of the Republican National Convention, certain presidential nominee Romney sought to build momentum with a continued focus on his economic policies mixed with attacks on Obama's handling of a stalling recovery.

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  1. cali girl

    Still no plan on anything, however thanks to Akin the dirt is coming up for air.Ryan and Akin are the twins of personhood amendments. Also read a platform of the conservative party is abstinence to be practiced for birth control. Wow, we know how well that works. It seems all the issues around women and they are the root of the evil of conception. The war on women is now wide open.

    August 23, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Lizzie wrote:

    ghostriter, under the labor laws of this country, any defense contractor who knows of defense cuts and thus has to layoff employees is required by LAW to inform those employees 60 days in advance. ....
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    That is a genuine straw man argument, and demonstrates that you repeating something you have been *told* or *heard*, instead of looking at the facts yourself. Defense contractors are CONTRACTORS. That means they *know* their cash flow because they have *signed* contracts. So they staff themselves according the the contracts they have in house.

    Defense cuts in spending would not affect *current* contracts at all. Any cuts would affect future spending. Besides, most of the spending reductions would come from drawing down from the Bush Wars.

    August 23, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    I guess constant lying and taking things out of context is not having the effect on people as Mitt and Co. so far had hoped. Curse that evil left wing media and fact checkers!!

    August 23, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. cali girl

    Lizzie in your reference to oil reserves in the world, if there was more it would decrease gas prices.
    You need to get informed, in oil rich countries there is an abundance of oil that has not even been tapped and won't be tapped to decrease the price of gas. Your gas prices are tied to investors and OPEC. Which no one person can control.
    In Saudi Arabia, there are thousands of capped oil pipes waiting for the oil companies to come and get it to process it. A Keystone Oil Pipeline will not make a dent in any price of gas ever. It just becomes a source to add the world's gas reserves.

    August 23, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. Strategic Bob

    If Romney is elected and puts the country back on the Bush approach to economic management, he probably will make us energy independent by 2020, and maybe as early as 2015. Of course, he will achieve that by ensuring the near total destruction of the economy. We won't have any money to buy foreign oil and there won't be near as much need for gas as there won't be any jobs to go to. The rich will continue to get richer, of course, while the rest of us will be devastated. The destruction of American democracy will be complete and we will have become another "banana republic"/oligarchy with a very small very rich class and the rest of us becoming peons.

    August 23, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. rs

    No real plan here I see. On NPR this morning I heard Romney talking about how much morefossil-based energy resources we have than we even know. So, now he's a geologist too? More GOP fiction I guess.

    I do wish I had $10 for every president siince Nixon who declared we had a way to a chieve energy independence in the "next 20 years".

    Nothing new here people. "Trust him".

    August 23, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  7. RealityBites

    Meanwhile..., gas prices at $4 per gallon and oil nears $100 per barrel under Obama's green policies.

    August 23, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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