Bush hands Obama the presidency... (stops offshore drilling ban)

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    Just caught some breaking news about the ban reversal... I wonder how floridians are going to react to this... Mac needs Florida and they would most likely side with Obama on this...
     
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    Wuh? How can he override state's rights like that?
     
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    Its the federal ban.. the fight will now go to the states... this is why Obama will clean up in Florida... Move could also damage Crist who up to this point has been a popular guy...
     
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    Crist was popular for about two months until he started bidding to be VP. It's also pretty sad that quite a few Floridians are getting shaky on the oil issue.
     
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    Opps....

    There’s a new poll out about offshore drilling, and it’s a gas. It says that sure enough, green is great as long as folks can still afford to drive to work. Otherwise, hand them some weed killer.
    InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position conducted a poll this week that was commissioned by the Associated Industries of Florida. We appreciate their permission to make reference to and observations about their poll.

    This sums it up: “Do you favor or oppose increased exploration and production of oil and natural gas off the coasts of Florida?”

    Favor (61%)
    Oppose (32%)
    No opinion (7%)

    The poll was conducted June 24 among 685 registered voters in Florida, for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6%. Data have been weighted for age, race, gender and political affiliation.

    Southern Political Report
     
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    Yeah.. that was a hypothetical poll.. now its going to be rammed down their throats.. not only that the public is catching on to the hype and spin trying to connect supply issues to the astronomical price in fuel...
     
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    Sure....61% are in favor but it will be rammed down their throats. It doesn't seem there is any persuasion that has to happen, they are in favor of it.

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    It speaks to the stupidity of the average voter, imo.
    Rasmussen Reports: The most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a presidential election.
     
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    We shall see when this plays out.. again.. the poll was based on a hypothetical .. this fight will be all about NIMBY...
     
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