In a January 17, 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Senator Obama said that "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket" under his plan to fight global warming. He also said that under his plan, “if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them." "An Obama spokesperson said that Obama's remarks were taken out of context."
Is there something in the water in San Francisco that makes officials utter explosive disclosures? Earlier, Obama attracted controversy for saying at a San Francisco fundraiser that people in "small towns in Pennsylvania" and Ohio “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them."