Barack Obama Wants To Work With John McCain On Global Warming

  • Published on October 31st, 2008

On Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Barack Obama pledged to work with Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, on the issue of Global Warming no matter who wins the White House on Tuesday.

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[social_buttons]During this race for the U.S. presidency, many a candidate noted their ability to reach across that proverbial aisle, truly defying party lines. And while I greatly respect that ideal, I questioned its reality.

The primary was grossly long; heck, it could be measured in light-years. And saying that the ads ran were scathing…well, that is putting it lightly. Unfortunately, this presidential race has followed the same suit.

Not that McCain hasn’t crossed party lines in the past. As has Obama, Clinton, and the many other candidates who ran. Yes everyone touted this ability to work with that “other” party. But after such a rocky election, could they even extend a hand to rivals within their own party – let alone outsiders?

I wasn’t sure. I am still stuck on McCain calling Obama “that one.” Eh, so much for reaching across that aisle – til now.

No, this isn’t the Obama Infomercial!

Obama Will Work With McCain To Fight Global Warming

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“You look at a something like global warming, that’s really an all-hands-on-deck kind of situation,” Obama said. “If we don’t get everybody on board, conservative hawks who are worried about us buying oil from the Middle East, tree huggers and environmentalists who are worried about, you know, the polar bears. Bringing all those folks together and saying everybody’s got a legitimate point of view, let’s figure out how to solve the problem. I think that’s the kind of attitude that we’re going to need going forward.”

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is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.

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