Here is one that jumped off the page for me. From a McCain commercial: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/us/politics/22adbox.html Generally, McCain has been trying to blame Obama for the price of oil because he does not support offshore drilling. However, http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/14/bush.offshore/ Considering that until 2005, the price of crude hasn't been above $60 a barrel since 1985, http://zfacts.com/p/196.html It is clear that bans on ocean drilling have had no effect at all on the price of oil. Until a supply is price justified, it will not be tapped, regardless of access. So even if there were no bans on ocean drilling, only now would the oil companies be interested drilling. And even if they had begun drilling as soon as the price was 60$ in mid 2005, since it takes between five and ten years for new sites to fully come online, we would still be three to eight years away from seeing significant production levels.