It's odd, then, that one of the major talking points from the McCain campaign is to attack Obama's "opposition" to nuclear power, despite the fact that Obama has said the opposite.
Last night, for example, John McCain explained in his acceptance speech:
"Senator Obama thinks we can achieve energy independence without more drilling and without more nuclear power. But Americans know better than that."
This morning, on CBS News' "The Early Show," Steve Schmidt said the same thing:
"We need to drill for more oil here now. We need to build nuclear power plants. Senator Obama is against both and if you're against both, we will never be energy independent."
In our reality, Obama is open to expanding drilling as part of a broader compromise on a comprehensive energy policy, and he's also committed to utilizing more nuclear power. The attack just so happens to be backwards.
I guess some focus group somewhere told the McCain campaign this is a good idea, but it's a little jarring, isn't it?