Kroft: Does doing something about energy is it less important now than...Emphasis added. Can you believe we now have a president (elect) that speaks like this? My skin is bruised from pinching myself.
Mr. Obama: It's more important. It may be a little harder politically, but it's more important.
Mr. Obama: Well, because this has been our pattern. We go from shock to trance. You know, oil prices go up, gas prices at the pump go up, everybody goes into a flurry of activity. And then the prices go back down and suddenly we act like it's not important, and we start, you know filling up our SUVs again.
And, as a consequence, we never make any progress. It's part of the addiction, all right. That has to be broken. Now is the time to break it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
A Real Leader
From Obama's 60 Minutes interview: