The great big elephant sitting in the middle of the presidential campaign barely gets any notice from the candidates or the main stream media. Barack Obama has said he likes high gas prices, he only wishes it had happened gradually. Well, all-righty then, thanks, Barry! John McCain has said he would be in favor of lifting restrictions on off shore drilling (but not ANWR) but he doesn't seem to be hammering the point the way he should.
What we do hear from the candidates is a lot of gibberish about global warming, green technologies and other mumbo jumbo that won't bring any relief to working Americans. We can look forward to increases in the price of gas and the cost of energy to heat and cool our homes. If they want a recession, they're on the right track!
The media must figure we all know how much we're paying for gas so there is no need to mention it very often. My local news station occasionally will tell us where we can buy gas for $4.23 per gallon instead of $4.30, which would be helpful if I didn't have to burn four gallons of gas to get there. But they make sure they give a lot of air time to A-Rod's marriage and alleged affair with Madonna. It's great to see they have their priorities straight.
Are the candidates or the media aware of the 1,292,121 Americans who have signed the American Solutions Petition to drill here, drill now and pay less? If so, do they care? Sadly, the candidates seem to care more about the humanity hating environmental lobby than they do about average American citizens. And the media is hell bent on making sure the American people don't place the blame where it belongs.