Argument: Pushing cap-and-trade was a strategic blunder for Obama
- Debate: Does Obama deserve a second term? - con argument.
John Feehery. "Opinion: Obama’s fatal missteps." The Hill. October 3rd, 2011: "2. Let Nancy Pelosi move cap-and-trade first: The then-Speaker insisted that the House move on an environmental bill that had absolutely no chance of becoming law. She made vulnerable Democrats walk the line on this bill that the energy sector successfully branded as a new tax on energy, and when the president needed many of those members to vote with him on healthcare, they simply couldn’t. It was an unnecessary and silly waste of political capital."