04 Oct '12, 1pm

The first debate: a win for Romney, a nothingburger for climate and clean energy

I’m going to write up my thoughts on the debate without having read or watched any talking-head reactions. I’d rather not have my impressions influenced. I believe this is a tradition Kevin Drum shares, but I can’t go check because I might inadvertently read his debate piece. On climate change, it was just as I predicted : nothing. Not a whisper. On energy too, just as I predicted: a series of soundbites recycled from countless stump speeches. A few things jumped out at me on energy. First was Romney’s slightly misleading but close-enough attack on Obama for investing $90 billion in wind and solar. He said that 50 percent of the projects had failed — an outrageous lie — but more to the point, he’s just tacking straight against public opinion on this. Americans of both parties, all ages, and every region support investments in clean energy. I can’t believe he was dumb enoug...

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