Robert M. Duncan

With the cost of gas weighing on our minds and wallets, Americans desperately need the continuing leadership of a President who will help lift us out of this crisis. As we rely on millions of barrels of foreign oil each day, we are increasing our dependence on nations in an unstable part of the world instead of using our resources right here at home.

In the spirit of the principle of independence our country was founded on, John McCain is embracing America’s independence from foreign oil and dedicated to strengthening our economy and energy needs. This plan, The Lexington Project, aptly named for the town in which America first asserted her independence, will help deliver us away from foreign oil dependence and toward domestic stability by keeping the hardworking American in mind. This will ease the burden now – and ensure a future of American-based energy.

As the United States faces growing energy concerns, we will need a leader who will tackle all of the issues in America’s best interest. Especially now, when our country and our economy are so overly dependent on foreign sources of oil, we need a president who can lead us away from this dependence.

Barack Obama is not ready to solve the energy issues our country faces. He has continuously said no to opening up off-shore drilling, no to providing gas tax relief to Americans, and no to expanding nuclear power. He’s said no to what he calls “dirty energy,” like coal and natural gas and has even proposed to raise taxes on them. He continues to say no to energy solutions that Americans need.

By expanding domestic energy exploration and production, we will be insuring less reliance on countries that do not have America’s best interests in mind. Coupled with clean coal technologies and expanding our use of domestic natural gas – 77 trillion cubic feet of which lies available in the Outer Continental Shelf. We will not only bring down the cost of fuel, but we will make America safer and stronger.

To become independent from high gas prices and foreign oil companies dictating the cost of our energy supplies, we must capitalize on the significant resources we have right here at home.

U.S. dependence on foreign sources of oil contributes to the wealth of undemocratic governments, some of which are supportive of elements that would not be regarded as America’s allies.

Robert M. Duncan

Robert M. (Mike) Duncan, a 30-year political strategist and veteran of Republican politics, is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
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