How many miles per gallon do you think the average tank gets?
How easy do you think it is to defend miles and miles and miles of a slow moving, poorly armored supply convoy?
After the economy, the war and health care, is there a better issue for a '08 candidate to own besides energy? Is there a voter demographic a candidate couldn't appeal to with a substantive, progressive energy policy?
And we would bet that by 2010 - after two more years of $3+ gasoline/hurricanes/Middle East unrest - energy will pop into a top 3 slot in the minds of the voters.
The question for both political parties is, who's going to own it?
h/t to the reader who pointed out the Pentagon's supply problem. Just because it's obvious doesn't mean that we always get it.