Pickens accuses Obama of abandoning '08 energy pledge, expects to back Romney
Pickens, who says he lost $150 million betting on wind power, is now focusing his efforts on natural gas. Pickens expressed frustration Sunday that politicians tend to only talk about energy independence when the price of gasoline is high.
June 25, 2012
in Fox News
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens said Sunday he'll probably back Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential race, claiming that President Obama "never has a plan" for American energy independence and that he abandoned the issue after winning election in 2008.
Pickens, who traditionally backs GOP candidates, sought to hold Obama to account for a 2008 campaign pledge he made to end oil imports from the Middle East within a decade.
Only three-and-a-half years have passed since then, but Pickens told "Fox News Sunday" that "never again has he mentioned that."
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