It's almost like Old Man McCain isn't even trying anymore. His latest attempt to get attention is probably one of the most ridiculous things I've heard yet. He is actually offering 300 million to whomever creates a car battery that "far surpasses" what the market offers. Instead of encouraging people to be more responsible or holding major car companies accountable, he is offering 300 million additional bucks to whoever can afford to come up with such technology, that being car companies. And this is the guy that hates government spending.
"McCain said such a device should deliver power at 30 percent of current costs and have "the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the commercially available plug-in hybrids or electric cars."
So, forget all the options we have available now. No, let's continue to ignore them and make this absurd offer.
Prediction: This will be gone in a week, only to creep into one debate when McCain is digging.