Short answer: yes.
Investors Business Daily has an interesting article this week, showing Obama’s Carter redux in his recent speeches on energy and gas prices.
Carter: We can’t substantially increase our domestic production. The cost will keep going up.
Obama: We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.
Carter: We must face an unpleasant fact about energy prices. They are going up, whether we pass an energy program or not.
Obama: Anybody who says we can get gas down to 2bucks a gallon just isn’t telling the truth.
Carter: We are running out of gas and oil.
Obama: We cannot sustain a future powered by a fuel that is rapidly disappearing.
Carter: We can protect ourselves from uncertain supplies by reducing our demand for oil.
Obama: If we really want energy security and energy independence, we’ve got to start looking at how we use less oil.
Then again… everything about Obama is recycled. The man has never had an original thought in his entire life.