John McCain will give a major speech Monday in Portland laying out his views on the environment and offering a contrast to President Bush on green issues. Speaking at Vestas Energy, the top maker of wind energy turbines, McCain will discuss climate change, the need to reduce dependency on carbon-based fuels and make plain that he wants to restore America as an environmental leader in the world, an aide said.
The speech is to lay the groundwork for an even more significant address in early June where McCain will detail his energy proposals.
McCain is not reassuring conservatives to work for him during the general election especially on environmental issues. For example, he opposes the drilling at ANWR.
If there is little difference or contrast between McCain and Obama on substantive issues, the door will be open for an Obama win as conservatives yawn and stay home.
A disaster for the GOP especially on down ticket Congressional races.
Flap suggests McCain chat with Newt Gingrich.