In late June of 2008, then presidental candidate, Barack Obama, stated “When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts, that’s how we can protect our coastline and still make the investments that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bring down gas prices for good.”

Unfortunately this morning the folks who live along the Pensacola coast could no longer feel confident in President Obama’s promises. Yes he had kept drilling off of the Florida coast, but the spill in the Gulf of Mexico had made it to there anyways.

This morning Floridians awoke to nine miles of oil covered beaches.

And yet the Obama administration has only asked for a “pause” in offshore drilling, a moratorium that was overturned today by a judge who has owned stock in Transocean.

President Obama, I want to believe that you are the person I voted for. Please make this right.