Well, I've found his priorities to be disappointing, first on the matter of defense spending and peace, found in my 5May2008 and 6July2010 Huffington Post articles. On sustainable transport, I disagree on his support for plug-in electric vehicles, also being pushed by the State of Hawaii. Then, his Department of Energy goes on to decimate the fuel cell and hydrogen budget. Actually, on this matter, I might actually side with Obama, for I, too, have recommended that we only continue some long term research on hydrogen, and, instead, shift to biomethanol. On this latter, Obama is controlled by the Farm Lobby, committed to ethanol, so I can't get the Department of Energy to even think about this option.
For one, there is the Pacific International Ocean Station (PIOS). The ILMB will not contribute much to the economy of Hawaii. Save for some salaries and visitors, no new industry will be created. The vision of establishing Hawaii as an international aerospace center is beyond the pale.
Our future, and that of Japan, is the ocean around us.
It's tough being a prophet, especially if no one listens to you. More than a year ago I published:
I've further failed to attract any excitement in the direct methanol fuel cell, peace, and range of other initiatives for Hawaii, our Nation, Humanity at large and Planet Earth. Thus, I must come to a sad conclusion that I'm not a prophet, but an old curmodgeon.