Well, darn it, this teaser doesn't say - but I think we all know the answer.
The eight years of the Bush administration have seen science disdained, neglected and even abused. In the first of our election special reports, we look at the enormous repair job that awaits the next US president and the positions that Barack Obama and John McCain are taking as they prepare for the November ballot..."
Dems, for all their faults, support science - republicans fear science in general, and especially fear it on religious grounds. They do like the weapons scientists can invent, which is better than nothing I suppose.
"ANNE SOLOMON knows exactly what kind of reality she wants to wake up to on 5 November, and it doesn't matter who's just been elected president of the United States. What counts, she says, is that he has a head for science.
Solomon works at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a non-partisan organisation based in Washington DC that examines the successes and failures of past administrations. Last week it issued a report co-authored by Solomon that lists several of the most pressing issues facing America's next leader, including energy, healthcare, environment, national security and economic competitiveness. At the heart of every one of them are science and technology.
In this area, past performance gives considerable cause for concern, Solomon says: "We do not have in the White House and throughout the executive branch the kind of analytical capabilities and broad expertise that's needed to understand and develop (science and technology)..."