A recent video from The Daily Show where Jon Stewart points out how all we have been getting from the past eight presidents is rhetoric and empty promises. Why should we think President Obama will do any better? We need to demand more from our leaders. Status quo will not work any more when we are talking about our energy needs and dependence. I think battery electric vehicles are a huge step in the right direction. Hopefully the current movement will continue to gain steam as cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf hit the market this year. Other electric cars like the BMW Megacity will follow shortly after. We can break the grip that the oil industry has on the world if we continue to invest in and improve battery electric cars.