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EVs in the 2012 Presidential Debates

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by ElSupreme, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Jhall118

    Jhall118 Member

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    No he does not. He wants to drill on federal land to create jobs. He wants to become energy independent, but do it by mining our own backyard (including Alaska). Like it or not, when gas prices drop, it's bad for Tesla imo.
     
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    Yeah, couldn't believe he lumped Tesla in with Solyndra. He definitely has no use for clean energy and is in bed with big oil and coal. Boooo!!!!!


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  3. JRP3

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    I am concerned, Romney came off very well, even though I disagree with his core positions. I think this debate is really going to help him and hurt Obama.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It's impossible to drill enough here in the US to become energy independent since oil is an international market. If you nationalized all the oil fields, kept all the oil and refined it here maybe but that will never happen and we shouldn't do it anyway. That would be a short term solution anyway.
     
  5. mitch672

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    Don't you worry, all of us blue states will take care of that problem :) we could use the help of a few pink states too.
     
  6. ElSupreme

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    Exactly we should keep our oil. And then when everyone else starts to run out we can still make plastics!
     
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    Wow WTF I was eating pizza, too. :smile:
     
  8. Jhall118

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    Yeah, but drilling our federal land makes JOBS and Tesla... uh.... makes... uh... cars?
     
  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Note to Romney: Tesla is not Solyndra - GigaOm - Cleantech News and Analysis

     
  10. ElSupreme

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    I like pizza but I think we should all switch to tacos next debate.

    And here is my proof.
    2012-10-03-124.jpg
     
  11. Jaff

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    I disagree that this (lower gas prices) will hurt Tesla...the joy of this vehicle (for many), is driving electric...the green aspect is a close second...:wink:

     
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    I think its wise to have the actual words quoted for reference:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/2012-presidential-debate-president-obama-and-mitt-romneys-remarks-in-denver-on-oct-3-running-transcript/2012/10/03/24d6eb6e-0d91-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story_4.html
     
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    Same here, but I bet no one was eating it on naan bread. Wife special recipe!

    Anyway, Romney is a good debater it seems and did seem to hold his own. But at the end of day will only speak for the rich and is very anti-environment as he does it "Romney style"

    Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody) - CollegeHumor Video
     
  14. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    (non US forum members, please ignore this).

    As we all know, politicians are really not intelligent creatures. Now, they may have insight into meetings, and Robert's rules, and - occasionally - you will find an area of interest that they actually DO have some level of training and/or background and can hold a genuinely intelligent conversation regarding such topics.

    So, it should be taken with a grain of salt that Romney (or Obie) neither took the time to research the current ongoings in Fremont, Ca nor do they have any flipping clue of what the small faction of niche auto/tech consumers we are - are involved in

    (bad run-on sentence - sorry)

    Nonetheless, these two "dudes" want votes, and will say what they think the public wants to hear to get them. End of story. Bottom Line (cliche generator switched off).

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    Wheew!...

    I thought he said Tesla

    We are off the hook...
     
  16. ElSupreme

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    So maybe they shouldn't say **** they know nothing (or almost nothing) about. This goes for all public figures.
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    ++1 !!!
     
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    that is hilarious! should be required viewing for all voters :) favorite lines: "hey wealthy ladies", "ok wipe my but now" (pictured not said), slapping the "%47 sign" on the waiter, the hoisting of the "bain capital" sign on the old barn, priceless.
     
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    I didn't watch the debate, but... I did have pizza on naan.
     

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