August 4th, 2008
Barak Hussein Obama today proposed that the U.S. government sell 70,000,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Oil Reserves to help lower gasoline prices.
Previously, Obama had opposed tapping the strategic reserves to lower gas prices calling it a "gimmick" and a "short term solution to a long term problem.
In changing his position (flip-flopping) today, Barak Hussein Obama cited previous releases from the strategic reserves as having "lowered gas prices within two weeks."
Obama also reiterated his statement Friday 8/1 reaffirming his previous flip-flop supporting "limited, new offshore drilling in the U.S. if needed to enact a compromise energy policy that would foster fuel-efficient auto's and alternative energy sources."
Two flip-flops, one press conference. And here we thought John Forbes Kerry made it an art form during the 2004 elections.
Source for quotes: Yahoo Business Section