This is the truth, nothing but the truth, and the whole truth, with a waterboard as my witness!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Romney finds his voice in defeat
The attack on our culture is not our sole challenge. We face economic competition unlike anything we have ever known before. China and Asia are emerging from centuries of poverty. Their people are plentiful, innovative, and ambitious. If we do not change course, Asia or China will pass us by as the economic superpower, just as we passed England and France during the last century. The prosperity and security of our children and grandchildren depend on us.
Our prosperity and security also depend on finally acting to become energy secure. Oil producing states like Russia and Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran are siphoning over $400 billion per year from our economy—that’s almost what we spend annually for defense. It is past time for us to invest in energy technology, nuclear power, clean coal, liquid coal, renewable sources and energy efficiency. America must never be held hostage by the likes of Putin, Chavez, and Ahmendinejad.
While Mit spent millions on his election he could have done more for national security and jobs by opening a polycrystalline silicon production plant in Detroit.
Siberia: Solar Power’s Next Heartland?
Nitol Solar wants to become one of the world’s biggest producers of high-purity silicon, the main ingredient of solar cells. That’s pretty ambitious, considering it only started making tiny amounts of the stuff last month.
But these are strange times. Nitol is selling 25-30% of its equity in an IPO in London next week and its advisers say it’ll have no trouble raising $250-300 million. That would give the company a total market cap of as much as $750 million. Not bad for an outfit whose main asset is a Cold War-era chemical plant in the depths of Siberia
I blogged on polycrystalline silicon previously and see that the US still hasn't recognized this as a core technology of national security.
I heard Romney's speech on CSPAN.
But I guess what I found amazing is that he waited until he had dropped out of the race to say succinctly what we all know to be the truth. It was as if Romney refused to speak the truth as if he was avoiding it, speaking in vague business mumbo jumbo, and making the case he was the business president.
I think there is something learned after an election, and that is to stay true to your principles and authenticity, and put aside the handlers of your message. It comes through, and that is why Huckabee made as much progress as he did. And that is why despite all the spending Hillary, Rudy G, and MIT did poorly.
So in defeat, Mit finally spits it out, and you wonder why he suddenly had the courage to say what we all know to be true?
Experience matters, and an election for POTUS has no counterpart in the CEO world.
But make a note, MIT is young and learned something we hope for the experience, maybe MIT in the future eight years from now?
Walker speaks on the greatest threat to the US