The amount of energy that has been flowing on the previous thread has inspired me to turn it into a post.
My short opinion is this — if LENR gets heard above the noise before the November election, then how the news is played out by the various parties may make or break the election for them.
1 – What position by Obama would benefit his election campaign, what would hurt him?
2 – What position by Romney (I presume he’ll be the Republican candidate) would benefit his election campaign, and what would hurt him?
3 – During the next term, what role should the president play regarding LENR?
I actually think that question 3 is a BIG DEAL question. I believe that presidential management of LENR will make the difference between the US maintaining its status as technology leader, and the US becoming a has been.