Sarah Palin should run for president and be the Republican nominee — Sarah Palin should BE president — because she knows more about energy policy and what it will take to secure energy independence for the U.S. than any other nominee, as her recent speech in India shows. Energy independence will drive down the cost of living and make our economy more secure from the whims and malice of the oil-producing nations that hate America. Obama pledged in 2008 to make the cost of energy skyrocket — and he is making use of the oil spill in the Gulf last summer, the tsunami’s destruction of nuclear reactors in Japan on March 11 and civil war in Libya to realize that goal. The rationale is that when conventional energy sources are expensive, then green energy can compete.
However, for people to want to trade cheap, conventional energy for green energy, then green energy has to be able to deliver reliably and at a reasonable price — neither of which it can do. People who don’t want to be making a choice between food and gas for their cars are likely to see the virtues of the candidate who can deliver on a pledge to make the U.S. energy independent and bring down energy prices. And that candidate is Sarah Palin.