Obama: Drilling alone is not an energy plan

MIAMI (AP) ? President Barack Obama says simply calling for more drilling is just a “bumper sticker,” not a real plan for bringing down rising gas prices.

Seeking to draw a contrast with Republican presidential hopefuls, Obama says the focus on drilling is just “a strategy to get politicians through an election.”

Obama says his administration’s “all-of-the-above strategy,” which includes oil, gas, wind and solar power, is the “only real solution” to the nation’s energy challenges.

Confronting public anxiety over rising gas prices, Obama says the current spike is a “painful reminder” of why developing new energy is critical to the nation’s future.