Thursday, September 4, 2008

Obama Back in PA

While Senator John McCain was getting ready to accept the Republican Presidential nomination at the convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, Democratic nominee Barrack Obama was back campaigning in Pennsylvania.
Obama discussed his plans on the economy and green power today at a hydro-electric plant in York.
After taking a walk through the Voith Siemens plant, Obama spoke to workers about his plans to increase green energy production in the United States.

"We can't drill our way out of the problem. And that's where this facility comes in. We've got to learn to harness clean renewable energy and it means hydro."

Obama then told workers that it was hydro plants like theirs, along with solar, wind and geothermal resources that would solve America's energy problems. But the Democratic Senator may be a tough sell in Republican-leaning York County. Plant machinist Lee Wallis says although he thinks the Obama's energy plan would be good for the company, he hasn't decided yet who he's voting for.

"It's nice that he's concerned, and that he chose us to come here. It seems like he is interested and cares about what we do here, so maybe that does help a little bit with that decision."

The York stop was part of a two-day swing through the state.

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