Survey: In Politics, Is Compromise a Bad Thing?

It is no longer so simple as saying that McCain supports offshore drilling and Obama does not; now Obama has introduced what some would call a "nuanced" position on the issue that others would call a "sellout"- he would support a compromise deal that Matthew notes would provide tax credits for renewable energy but would allow offshore oil supporters to "pump dry every single last drop of oil in the continental United States. "Matthew asks: "The debate I want readers to have (if I can be that directing) is this: Should supporters of renewable energy essentially ‘throw a bone’ to oil companies and their supporters, so that we can move ahead critical renewable energy promotion legislation?

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