It's all over but the shouting in the Democratic nomination race. Barack Obama will be the nominee. With a strong win in North Carolina and a near tie in Indiana, he's pretty much slammed the door on whatever chances Hillary Clinton might have had.
There may be plenty of shouting yet, but it won't change the outcome.
I don't have a horse in this race. I've been undecided for months. But I'm paying a lot of attention to energy policy these days because of my work on photovoltaics, and the proposed gas tax holiday is one of the most blatant examples of political pandering I've ever seen. From a policy standpoint, it's idiotic, and Senator Clinton is smart enough to know that. I'm glad to see that the voters saw it for what it was.
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Hear, hear! We need to be finding ways to cut our gas and oil consumption. This is a short-sighted plan that will only further our reliance on relatively (to the rest of the world) cheap gas.
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