“Obama said a couple of days ago says we all should inflate our tires. I donâ€™t disagree with that. The American Automobile Association strongly recommends it. My friends, let’s do that, but do you think that’s enough to break our dependence on foreign oil? I don’t think so.”
Yeah, because that was Obama’s entire energy plan…proper tire inflation.
The tire gauge argument, however, seemed to depend on mocking Obama’s suggestion and insisting that it was all he had to say on gas prices; calling it reasonable but saying it’s not enough puts you in more or less the same place as Obama.
Actually, where it puts McCain is disconnected from some easy, real world solutions that could help fuel efficiency immediately. Not only that, by mocking the idea and trying to make Obama look like a fool for suggesting it he has soured probably half the electorate on the idea.
In other words, he put his political interests before solutions that could literally save us billions of gallons of fuel a year.