Romney: We Need Oil Drilling in Alaska

December 14, 2007 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gave a presentation in Muscatine on Thursday that included a video display with graphs, statistics, and bullet points.

Mitt Oil ChartHis event was billed as a a talk on a “Strategy for a Stronger America: Strengthening America’s Economy.” He talked and explained slides that gave statistical projections on subjects including taxes, immigration, and U.S. oil dependence.

During a question and answer period, one man from the audience asked about drilling for oil in domestic territories, particularly in Alaska.

Video and more photos from event at

All this talk of oil makes us nostalgic for 2004 when Bush and Kerry squared off over energy independence. takes us back with some figures on what it would take to become energy independent, including this one:

“Bush supports expanded drilling in Alaska to increase domestic oil supply, but the US has only about 3 percent of the world’s oil reserves. At current rates of consumption that would only last 4.5 years.”


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