The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting thinks the government should offer a $300 million prize to the person who can develop an automobile battery that leapfrogs existing technology.
To be honest, I kind of like it. This was part of a speech he delivered at Fresno State. After the speech he wandered the audience and offered $100 bills for odd items like safety pins, oranges, and a hard boiled egg. The people in the first few rows dressed up in outrageous costumes were considered a bit of a security risk but it was popular enough that McCain plans to keep the new speech format.
McCain is also currently trying to schedule a weekly pricing game with Presidential opponent Obama where each tries to guess the total value of their respective showcase. Whoever guesses closest without going over wins the showcase and if winner gets within $100 without going over, they win both showcases. Obama has been hesitant to accept the offer since he would prefer both the McCain and Omaba families meet and guess the top answers to 100-person surveys.