I liked many things I heard from President Obama last night. I realize that such speeches, like sermons, might move people for a few hours -- and are then forgotten. But I am guardedly hopeful that perhaps both parties are getting the message from the American people: Get some things done in a bipartisan manner -- or we will vote you out.
At the risk of offending some, I do have to wonder about one thing. I am a fiscal conservative. But I don't understand why Republicans are so opposed to investing in alternative fuels. Isn't it obvious that at some point we are going to HAVE to do that? To be proactive about it would create many new jobs, as well as allow us to be less dependent on the very people who would love to see us "submitted" to them (the Middle East). The only reason I can think of as to why there is so much opposition to it is because so many are beholding to the oil lobbyists.
Just my opinion.