By now you know that Obama said McCain's call for more drilling is just a gimmick. I'll go this far: McCain's call for a $300 million prize for the perfect electric car battery is pure gimmickry and certainly should have been called as much by Obama. But Obama's a guy who loves to needlessly hand out government money, so he actually supports that lame-brained idea.
(Lame-brained you ask? Of course it is. If anyone invents the perfect electric car battery, the free market will reward him so generously that $300 million, impressive as that number is, will be chump change.)
Anyway, here's my question to Obama: If calling for the drilling of more oil is a gimmick, why are you not calling for the immediate drilling of less oil? Wouldn't that be un-gimmicky? If more oil won't drop prices, then less oil certainly should, at least at the Obama School of Leftist Economics, right?
C'mon, Big O! Do the right thing! Stand up tall in support of less drilling! Even better, make your announcement at a press conference in front of a gas station selling regular for $4.29 a gallon. That's the ticket!