Mississippi Governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour told an audience in Davenport last night America needs to learn lessons from the nuclear power plant mess in Japan. Barbour blames the Obama administration for the current crunch U.S. consumers are facing.
“This administration’s energy policy can be summarized in one sentence: They want to drive up the cost of energy so Americans will use less of it.” Barbour told Republicans at a fundraising dinner the nation should be developing more American energy, but he stressed, we should not abandon nuclear power as an energy source.
He says, “We Americans, for 400 years since the British landed at Jamestown, have been blessed with abundant, affordable, American energy and this administration is the first since I don’t know when that doesn’t have a policy focused on more American energy but that’s what our policy should be.”
Barbour says he’s seriously considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, but he won’t decide until late April.