I have predicted the the presidential race will go to the candidate the makes the fewest errors. Today I see that McCain took the lead for the first time in one of the polls
(hat tip InstaPundit
). Today in a speech, Obama said:
"The state of California, this is an interesting statistic, has implemented such a successful efficiency strategy that while electricity consumption in the US grew 60% in this country in the last three decades, it didn't grow in California. Think about that. The country as a whole, 60% more electricity usage over the last 30 years, in California, no change. And this is despite the fact that California has been growing in leaps and bounds."
I thought about it and realized that it had to be incorrect. This report
shows that California electricity use between 1988 and 2000 increased 2.5% per year versus the U.S. average of 2.1%. Here is a report
that shows that between 1980 and 2004 and its energy use increase 2% per year, while their population has increased 1.8% per year.
In the same speech, Obama spoke about the increasing use of electricity for cars and at the same time called for decreasing electricity use in the US by 15%. Only a politician wouldn't notice the contradiction.