October 7th, 2008
10:21 PM ET
14 years ago

Sanchez: Obama wrong on energy security

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(CNN)–America's energy security is contingent on global energy security. If we reduce our energy consumption the way Senator Obama suggested in the debate, it will merely provide more oil for China, India and other developing economies to buy.

soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Glenn Doty

    Hey dummy.

    If we use less oil, THEN WE'LL BUY LESS OIL!

    The total global demand will still be reduced by whatever we reduce in our own demand, which will significantly lower the price of oil for all countries.

    Does that mean that China and India will pay less for oil too? Yes... Do you believe that we should continue to use excessive oil and spend through the roof on maintaining rediculous demand levels JUST TO KEEP EVERYONE'S OIL PRICES HIGHER?

    Are you payed by the Saudi's for this crap?

    October 8, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  2. Sandy Gail

    Becoming energy independant will help us not hurt us. Let the other countries drown in their oil surpluses. If we aren't buying it the value will go down. Look at what has already happened as we are cutting down on our consumption. The prices of barrels of oil have decreased significantly.

    When there is no more demand by us, the countries who are in a feeding frenzy now will go back to eating dates and riding camels. No one will want their oil. It will destroy their economies. They will be in a much more talkative and cooperative mood when they aren't rolling around in our money....

    October 8, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  3. Chris in Va.

    Personally I'm pretty tired of Ms Sanchez's Republican propagandist garbage. She should go over to Faux Noise with the other right wing idiots.

    October 8, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  4. John

    I don't think Obama was there. It was a carbard figure with a tape recording. The biggest problem is That Obama could not have even showed up and the press would have said he won. I will be the one saying I told you so in 4 years when you all want to vote your God Obama out of office. He will cost us more jobs. We will have less money. Please people DON"T LET THE PRESS MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!!

    October 8, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  5. cdmac

    Leslie Sanchez,
    That is one of the most singuraly unintelligent comments I have ever heard regarding energy policy.

    October 8, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  6. Toby

    I can't believe how many people are stupid enough to support Obama and his anti-American ideas. What in the world are you people thinking. Are you really trying to finish off this country before moving over seas or what? Obama will not release the source of all his millions because it is coming from the middle east muslim countries. Please, stop smoking that dope, wake up, use what little brain you have left, call your dad or uncle or someone with some common sense. Whatever it takes to learn what an idiot Obama is.

    October 8, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  7. tatanka

    Did I hear this right. We keep using a vanishing supply of oil all the while with a source of renewable energy is available to run almost everything. It sounds like a good policy if you want to go broke. What college did this idiot graduate from.

    October 8, 2008 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  8. J

    Leslie Sanchez's suggestion that we should continuing to rely on Middle Eastern oil to prevent other countries from being able to purchase such oil is absolutely the dumbest argument I have ever heard.

    October 8, 2008 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  9. Robin

    Hi Leslie energy independence is our future, we can no longer afford to drag our feet on this issue. I think Obama's 10 year shoot for the moon approach is just the type of positive "we can do it" vision this country now needs.

    October 8, 2008 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
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