If it’s good for the country, it’s good for him.
Specifically, Obama said during the 2008 campaign if offshore drilling will help lower energy costs, he would support it. So, go ahead and send this blog posting to all your liberal/conservative friends that think Obama has shifted positions with today’s support of offshore drilling.
From the 2008 campaign trail…
More importantly, Obama has now forced republicans to support an upcoming climate bill that will lower carbon emissions across the board. As mentioned here, there aren’t too many GOP Senators that want to be labeled as the republican that didn’t support offshore drilling.
This BccList.com posting from September 2008 explains my offshore drilling beliefs.