solar1 posted the following comments:
“How will you define negative ads? Will you have ads comparing you with your opponent? Do you support drilling?
It probably won’t take 20 years to develop an alternative feul, we may already have it created, but it will take many years for it to be universally used.”
1) “How will you define negative ads?” – I define these types of ads as attacks on my character or beliefs. If you want to say what your campaign is based on compared to mine that is fine and I encourage it. However attacks on character or beliefs are not acceptable from a candidate or a PAC.
2) “Will you have ads comparing you with your opponent?” – Yes. I believe the comparison of beliefs are vital. Notice I said comparison. If you launch an ad just berating my beliefs without offering anything about your own it falls under question 1.
3) “Do you support drilling?” – My first tough question. To a limited degree and for a limited time. There MUST be little or no impact on the environment when we drill. This is an absolute necessity. The limited amount of time I do support because that will begin to wean us off of foreign oil dependence. However this is in no way shape or form a long term resolution. I will still push whole heartedly for alternate energy sources.
4) It probably won’t take 20 years to develop an alternative feul, we may already have it created, but it will take many years for it to be universally used. – I would agree. 20 years was an overstatement on my part. My frustration lies in allowing the auto industry to dictate how long to implement flex-fuel or alternate sources of fuel. Someone in France has developed an air powered car and is producing them for use. This should be the same in The United States of America. Also people who purchase alternate fuel vehicles where the use of petroleum based fuels is under a certain percentage will receive tax breaks when they purchase the vehicle. They are saving the environment and therefore reducing the cost to the federal government (and therefore taxpayers) for future environment clean up projects.
solar1 those are great questions and thank you for the challenge!