August 4, 2008: Obama makes a shift, says tap oil reserves (Reuters)

  • "Anybody who says that we can achieve energy independence without using and increasing these existing energy resources either doesn't have the experience to meet the challenges we face or isn't giving the American people straight talk," McCain said in Lafayette Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia.
  • "But if he continues to reject any compromise that takes away tax breaks for the same oil companies that have given millions to his campaign … we'd rather not waste the American people's tax dollars,"