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Presidential Campaigns Debate Energy

Representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns faced off Monday, Oct. 6 for a debate on energy, moderated by NPR's Tom Ashbrook, host of the daily talk show "On Point." McCain was represented by James Woolsey, who was director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Clinton and has served in four different administrations, both Democratic and Republican. Obama was represented by Jason Grumet, executive director of the bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy and former director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management. Questions were asked by journalists, Geoff Carr of the Economist and Susan McGinnis of CleanSkies.TV, as well as by a group of MIT students. The debate was co-sponsored by the student-run MIT Energy Club and the MIT Energy Initiative.

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A very informative debate. Both Grumet and Woolsey clearly have expert knowledge on energy issues. But, while one can easily see Barack Obama and Joe Biden articulating Obama's energy policy as well as Grumet did, it's impossible to imagine John McCain and Sarah Palin even understanding, let alone articulating, what Woolsey proposed.

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