William F. Weld was quoted on November 4 by Law360 in an article regarding Barack Obama's energy plan. Mr. Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts, noted that Obama's energy plan was one of the reasons why he supported Obama in the closing days of the campaign. "I took a pretty good look at the energy policies of the candidates, and I think that Sen. Obama has a more thorough canvassing of what needs to be done," he said. Mr. Weld noted that Obama will likely be aggressive on his cap-and-trade policies and may try to gain the support of China and India on greenhouse gas reductions so as to avoid "economic suicide." He added that Obama's Smart Grid idea is "a much more integrated, comprehensive approach" than seen from other political leaders.