Obama Opens Door to Possibility of Offshore Drilling

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The Illinois Senator says he might be willing to OK some drilling off Florida’s west coast if included in a comprehensive energy bill.

Tells Florida reporters: “If… we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage – I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”

McCain response: It’s clear that members of both parties are following John McCain’s leadership” on energy. Read full comment.

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