Al Gore’s we can solve it ads are a great idea and seem promising in their ability to build consensus for global warming legislation. However, isn’t there something problematic about Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich appearing in an ad where they tell us that “if enough of us demand action from our leaders we can spark the innovation that we need.”
These people are our leaders. Nancy Pelosi is the second most powerful elected official in this county and is the most powerful Democrat. She leads a large and disciplined majority in the House of Representatives and her party controls the Senate as well. Newt Gingrich is an important and influential Republican who used to be Speaker. If these two “leaders” really wanted to make global warming legislation a top priority they certainly should be able to get things done. Are they really waiting for people to tell them to deal with global warming. Opinion polls already show that majorities think global warming should be a “high priority” for our government and almost everyone classify global warming as a major problem.
If Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich really think that global warming is a problem shouldn’t they be doing something more than cutting a TV ad?