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The Influence Peddler: Nuclear Could Be Valuable Political Issue

After reading last Saturday's feature in The Washington Post on the global resurgence in nuclear energy, The Influence Peddler is kicking around some ideas on how the industry might affect the 2008 election:
This could be a really interesting issue, politically. I suspect that whichever party - or Presidential candidate - embraces nuclear power first, may have a significant leg up in the next go-round. It seems that the old arguments against nuclear power have lost some of their saliency - perhaps because a whole generation has passed since Chernobyl, and even more since Three Mile Island.

An embrace of nuclear power enables a candidate to appeal both to the energy-security crowd and the global warming crowd. That might prove to be a very valuable two-fer, politically.
We already know where Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain stand.

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RightDemocrat said…
A survey in 2005 showed that a majority of Democratic voters favor expanding nuclear power. Let's hope that some of the Democratic Presidential contenders will listen to the rank and file rather than a few environmental extremists.

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