For those of you that watched the presidential elections, it seems there is a lot of talk and not so many hard facts being shared. When asked about the gas prices, Obama had a lot to say, but none of it mentioned anything about bringing the gas prices down, in fact that question was sidestepped at least three times. Romney on the other hand assured that gas prices would in fact come down if he is elected and he was able to give clear steps on how he intends to make that happen. The controversy in regard to this is how much power does the president have over gas prices? Some say none, others say quite a bit.
Of course the bailout of the automakers was brought up and the fact Romney wanted them to go bankrupt was thrown about, loudly. Romney pointed out that the plan that he wanted, for them to go bankrupt did in fact happen and was the best way for them to come back stronger, which it seems they are currently doing. Many are wondering why this point is getting hammered on so much when what they really want to know is “What about NOW?”, because, while important, the bankruptcies and bailouts are pretty much yesterday’s news. What are we going to do tomorrow seems to be a fair enough question for the candidates.
No one mentioned a word about the A123 Systems bankruptcy or the millions of government funding that have been lost from the investments in this company or other electric car developers such as Fiskers. The Republicans had been against that funding from the get go and we would have thought it was something that would have been addressed.
Overall, it could be confusing to keep up with trying to figure out what was an answer and what was a deflection of the question. Our opinion is the presidential debates might not be the best of places to figure out who you want to vote for, you might want to continue to research to see where each party really stands on what matters the most to you.