Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Election Depends on Economy Fix

Undecided voters looking for a fix

I agree with T. Boone Pickens on this statement; Until we solve the energy crisis, it isn't possible to solve any other problems. (paraphrased) So it may appear that the economy is our biggest problem. And it is a big problem, but with gasoline hovering near $4. a gallon, and the subsequent inflation of every other thing we consume, we simply must get a handle on the energy crisis. Drill baby, drill. And get busy finding alternative sources.

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Wall Street in turmoil and the economy in shambles, whichever presidential candidate convinces a swath of persuadable voters that he gets it — and can be trusted to lead the country back to fiscal stability — could well win the White House.

A recent AP-Yahoo! News poll found that 18 percent of likely voters are up for grabs — undecided or willing to change their minds — little more than five weeks before Americans choose between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

A large chunk of these voters say they are hurting on a personal level from the country's economic woes, and, like everyone else, they say the economy is the top issue. Most haven't decided who would best solve their problems as president; neither candidate has an advantage on handling the economy.

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