The real Difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats recognize that the carbon economy has to end if we are to survive as a species. The Republicans still believe that the carbon economy is here to stay, we have just have to make it “better”. That was a tenable idea (though wrong) 30 years ago. It is dead wrong now.
Richardson is by far the best candidate on Energy Issues. However, the Democrats get it – the Republicans don’t. Energy will be one of most important issues if not THE most important issue of the 2008 race.