Following up on
about the public opinion polls showing that American's want
, and are even willing to pay a higher gas tax to make the U.S. more energy independent, I wanted to link to this opinion piece by Tom Bevan in last Friday's
Real Clear Politics
. Bevan takes a "no kidding" approach to looking at the history and possibilities of real political leadership which brought us the space program and the atomic bomb. He then ties this in with the alternative energy market, asking why cars today get about the same miles per gallon as a 1908 Model T. Bevan basically argues there is no such thing as a "post-9/11 mindset" when it comes to getting off of oil, but there should be, and there most certainly could be.
[Source: Real Clear Politics]