During an interview on CNN last week (with Glenn Beck, a conservative commentator who “disbelieves” in global warming), one of McCain’s economic advisors said he doubts McCain will follow through on his promise to implement a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases. Because limiting greenhouse gases is silly and pointless, and of course McCain knows better, no matter what he says to fool those crunchy independents. There’s a video and transcript, along with reference to another incident this month when McCain’s campaign undermined itself on the topic. Well, undermine might be too strong, as it would indicate an actual foundation to upset. His campaign has been having plenty of problems with advisors (and McCain himself) talking against and around his alleged platform, so this kind of contradiction is neither new nor surprising- nor that disruptive to his “message”.
I disagree with the guy on plenty of issues, but I tried to give him credit for at least talking up the environment. ‘Course, Bush said the same stuff (including praise for cap-and-trade) in 2000, and every SOTU since, and look where that got us. I should probably cut out the benefit-of-the-doubt stuff, it’s wasting my time.
Looks like after Nov. 4th, we won’t need to worry about what his plan might have been anyway.