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Well a big controversy -- the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat held for 31 years by Barney Frank who is now stepping down and democratic candidate Joseph Kennedy -- third stepping into a big mess.
In an open letter to supporters Kennedy saying and I'm quoting.
The cycle that allows cheap oil to -- tough choices has to stop now the Kennedy camp saying critics.
Are taking those words out of context Kennedy would not appear tonight but -- camp did provide the following statement quote.
This is typical GOP's smoke and mirrors.
They're distorting the truth as Joseph -- travel around the district he is consistently talked about how we should be doing everything we can lower prices and offer those families.
Some relief but Kennedy's Republican opponent shot -- lot.
He's a businessman.
For marine says Kennedy is out of touch and this just shows how.
BR joins us now Sean good to see -- thanks for coming in appreciate so does see your doesn't do you think that oil is cheap.
According to his own words he thinks that we've had oil that's been too cheap under every administration going back to Richard Nixon.
I don't know how you can read it any other way his words are very -- -- on his website we're excited that he's finally taking a position on something but it's.
It's a very strange positions -- when families are struggling when gas is almost four dollars a gallon and when we have limited economic growth.
Now he was talking about getting off of mideast oil listened to be shared images that that was the broader context that was talking about this letter that.
We are too addicted to the -- to mideast oil and we gotta get we gotta think of what's happening here at home.
That general theme is not something you disagree with correct.
Well how we get there I think is a very important part we can't just say what its -- -- that we shouldn't -- -- we have to do something.
Actively to make the change that we wanna -- and I would assume they don't want to do is as anti carbon as he and the president are in try to get us off the mideast oil.
What we have to -- re realistic about our energy choices we have to understand that consumers.
Families can only pay what they can pay and not offer as alternatives.
Non economically viable solutions.
Now did it do you think I mean there's there's a lot of question this campaign cycle about.
Whether somebody who's never really spent a lot of time in a private sector understands how the private sector works of course.
People say that about the present community organizer and state senators not the same as being a businessman.
Is is this some of that coming into your campaign against Kennedy.
I think that's absolutely great when you have somebody -- spent outside of the business world who spent most of his.
He would -- this is surprising call -- that.
In academia you get these sort of very academic -- theoretical approaches to problems real problems that we have to solve in real ways with concrete solutions that.
-- does say what a way he does say that while it was in the peace corps he helped establish a business I'm reading for both.
A little letter he sent me with a group -- tour guides and one of the country's national parks and that's that's his his business experience -- to him.
Well yet that doesn't necessarily have a whole lot to do with the price of oil.
So if he wants it wants to stay out his expertise on tourism that's great.
But when we're talking about such an important issue that affects Stanley so so much in an economy like this.
We really need to be serious about solutions and not just throw around words and concepts that are.
You know heading us in the wrong direction is the price of gas we got to run but -- -- price of gas -- most important thing in voters' minds right now.
Jobs in the economy bar none are the most important things -- in people's lives right now that's what we're hearing throughout the district that's -- -- 2010 in unfortunately 2012.
It's still the case study by people who -- for -- for congress dot com to find out more about what we're doing.
-- addresses and once again anytime mr.
Kennedy wants to come on we'd be delighted to have a shot be like good to see a thank you forgot.