Like a breath of fresh air that we haven't felt in quite sometime now, at least two of our high-profile contenders for the GOP presidential nomination have cast aside the timidity of some and are speaking out about conservative views on energy and the environment.
Whether that be, as The Hill reports, Rick Perry questioning man-made global warming and the eco-scentist-manipulated data hoax...
Or whether, as Politico points out, Michelle Bachmann makes a campaign promise that you'll once again see gas down below $2/gallon under her presidency (can you say ANWR?!)...
...conservatives are returning to the refreshing messages of American common sense and real progress towards actual growth in not only the areas of energy independence, but towards an overall prosperous national path, as well as a return to its exceptional place in the world.
Whether inadvertently or purposefully (I'd guess the latter), this direction also speaks to much needed economic improvements, particularly towards JOB creation. But don't bother Obama with that while heading for his Martha's Vineyard vacation, as he plans to unveil his economic approach in September. As AllahPundit over at HotAir says, "That had better be some speech next month, champ," because his job approval ratings aren't looking so hot. Gallup reports:
A new low of 26% of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy, down 11 percentage points since Gallup last measured it in mid-May and well below his previous low of 35% in November 2010.
Obama earns similarly low approval for his handling of the federal budget deficit (24%) and creating jobs (29%).