Tthe reality is that either candidate, if elected, will have about as much impact on oil prices as an Arizona Cardinal or a Chicago Bear does on the shape of the football used to play the game. Not much and only temporarily.
While McCain says he's all for alternative energy, it's kind of like No Child Left Behind -- he doesn't want to help pay for it, especially if it's going to come out of the pockets of the oil companies.
Steve Martin's Theodoric is indeed doing something for the sick and wounded who visit his Medieval shop of horrors: he's killing them with crackpot "treatments" while holding forth with authority on their alleged ills.
McCain's energy policy emphasizes nuclear power and the uranium market is booming as a result. But in the south west, people are still cleaning their land of the radioactive waste from long-shut mines.