FLASHBACK: Obama promised to bankrupt coal in 2008

News Busters | November 2, 2008

By P.J. Gladnick

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Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview.


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