Obama is currently looking for a running mate. Sharon Cobb has a comprehensive rundown at her place this morning about the pros and cons of some of the front runners.
Cobb says this may be the biggest decision he has to make and I can’t help but agree.
Although I have played armchair political pundit on this, I can’t help but think whoever he chooses is going to have to be chosen to be the best advocate for this country in the Middle East. Our economic situation, in my opinion, has so much to do with the Iraq War. We are borrowing money from China, people are doing without but we haven’t hit that moment of outrage yet but I think it will come and, of course, we’ve hit $4 a gallon so isn’t it just a matter of time before we start anticipating warily $5.
Let’s look at China. With the devastating earthquakes that have hit that country, they are going to need more fuel to rebuild. We owe them. Let’s think about that. I don’t know the answer but it’s a reality. The world needs petro not just the United States.
In a story from ABC, we get this:
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says their profits have quadrupled since 2002.
“Last year ExxonMobil made $83,000 a minute,” Senator McCaskill said.
“What nerve does it take for us to give oil companies $17 billion in taxpayer money with those kinds of profits?”
Of course, Senate Republicans blocked the Democrats Monday on the windfall tax for oil companies.
For every one thing we think we know, there are five hundred different things lurking in the murky waters of government. With Obama looking at a V.P to campaign with him this summer, the vice-president is very important. Whoever he chooses, I hope that that person’s interest is in the American people, our global community is not tied into corporate greed. It’s corporate greed that ultimately got us in this mess we are in right now in the first place.