Loading...

Hillary Clinton throws Al Gore, John Kerry 'under the bus'

10,627 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on May 17, 2008

Hillary Clinton attacks Al Gore and John Kerry in a desperate attempt to score political points against Barack Obama. Obama defends Al Gore and discusses global warming and issues on the environment. Keith Olbermann on Countdown comments.
--------------------------------------------
OBAMA: So, look, the -- one of the things I draw from the Genesis story is the importance of us being good stewards of the land, of this incredible gift. And I think there have been times where we haven't been and this is one of those times where we've got to take the warning seriously. I know that Al Gore was mentioned earlier. By the way, I have to say, I think Al Gore won. And has done terrific work since. But I think that we are seeing enough warning signs for us to take this seriously. And part of what my religious faith teaches me is to take an intergenerational view, to recognize that we are borrowing this planet from our children and our grandchildren.

And so we've got this obligation to them, which means that we've got to make some uncomfortable choices. And where I think potentially religious faith and the science of global warming converge is precisely because it's going to be hard to deal with.We have to find resources in ourselves that allow us to make those sacrifices where we say, you know what? We're not going to leave it to the next generation. We're not going to wait. We are going to put in place a cap-and-trade system that controls the amount of greenhouse gases that are going into the atmosphere. And we know that that requires us to make adjustments in terms of how we use energy. We've got to be less wasteful, both as a society and in our own individual lives.

And having faith, believing that this planet and this world extends beyond us, it's not just here for us, but it's here for, you know, more generations to come. I think religion can actually bolster our desire to make those sacrifices now. And that's why, as president, I hope to be able to rally the entire world around the importance of us being good stewards of the land.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/arti...
--------------------------------------------
Months after its early choice, John Edwards, dropped out of the race, the Friends of Earth Action has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president this weekend. The tipping point for the endorsement came, in part, because of the recent debate over a summer gas tax holiday. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain both endorsed the idea of suspending federal gas taxes during the season when Americans typically drive most. Obama rejected it, as most if not all economists, nonpartisan policy groups and newspaper editorials have, as a bit of election-year pandering that would neither save U.S. residents significant money at the pump nor help in the larger goal of reducing dependence on oil.

"We endorse Senator Obama because we believe he is the best candidate for the environment," said Friends of the Earth Action President Brent Blackwelder. "The 'gas tax holiday' debate is a defining moment in the presidential race. The two other candidates responded with sham solutions that won't ease pain at the pump, but Senator Obama refused to play that typical Washington game. Instead, Obama called for real solutions that would make transportation more affordable and curb global warming. He showed the courage and candor we expect from a president."

In the gas tax holiday debate, Obama has focused on longer-term issues, like making cars more fuel-efficient and expanding public transportation by rail. The gas tax holiday has been a rare point of divergence between Clinton and Obama on an energy or environmental issue. Both have iterated aggressive plans for global warming, energy conservation and alternative energy development, even though those issues have yet to gain traction at the top of the list of voters' concerns
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environm...

Loading...


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...