Educating people on how to prepare for Peak Oil.
I agree with your comments in this video. Unfortunately, the problem is politics where every issue is either black or white. If the Republican take claim to the Volt then they will have to address a grey issue and that will require explainations to their base and understanding of a "gray" issue by their base. I think that they believe that this approach would cost them more support and the support they would gain by attracting more moderate Americans (like me) who just want things fixed.
I agree. Don't be surprised though if they are desperate for votes and the polls show two thirds of people are for the auto bailouts that they don't change drastically and aggressively suddenly support them....that might backfire though.