Boston.com – July 11, 2007
I think that, after Iraq, climate change may be the biggest global political issue. It is also an issue where the leadership of the US President is very influential across the world. For my readers outside of the US, the citizens of the United States will elect a new President on November 4, 2008. Our current President, George W. Bush, will step down and is not able to run again due to constitutional term limits.
This survey is not scientific and so I am not sure how valid it is. It is interesting that John Edwards nearly doubled his rivals, however this could be that the respondents just preferred Mr. Edwards.
John Edwards has the best approach to fighting climate change of any 2008 Democratic presidential contender, according to an online straw poll of members of the liberal activist group MoveOn.org.
Edwards…won more than 33 percent of the 95,284 votes cast….
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich barely edged out Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois for second place. Kucinich won 15.73 percent of the vote, while Clinton won 15.71 percent and Obama won 15.03 percent.
Edwards has proposed a broad plan to boost U.S. energy independence and cut pollution. The plan includes proposals to repeal subsidies for big oil companies and create an energy economy fund to support research and development in energy technology.
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