How do Republicans win in 2012?
Not a squeaker, but a stomper. One that leaves Democrats wounded for a long, long time.
The Keystone XL "decision" shows the way.
If you don't want to make a decision, you always need more information.
When you get more information, there's always "one more question."
The Republicans in Congress tried to get President Obama to make a decision before the election - and instead he whined about an "arbitrary deadline."
The reality Obama ignores is - oil is the fuel that drives our economy now.
It's nice to have dreams of clean energy carrying us into the future.
It's easy to give soaring speeches about those dreams.
But if you don't have the money to switch all your engines to something new, at the same time, you need to continue with the legacy fuel.
Canada's sitting on a pool of the fuel of now. And needs a way to get it to market.
The United States can help or be left out - that's the reality.
There's plenty of pipelines criss-crossing the United States - that's reality.
It's three years until 2015. In the "Back to the Future" movies, we have flying cars in 2015. And hover-conversions to outfit your old car for the new technology.
Even in your dreams of the future, you've got to deal with the reality of where people are.
Selling dreams won Obama the 2008 election.
In 2012, he's got to deal with reality.