Yes, I think that natural gas is a good natural resource for the twenty-first century. Getting natural gas out of the ground is easy to do, and can help to lower oil prices domestically. Also, we as Americans would no longer have to rely on oil from other countries and have plentiful natural gas.
Natural gas may end up being the compromise we end up with. It is certainly not the best we can come up with, but looks to be an imperfect solution to a very volatile and heated debate. Harnessed properly and without onerous regulation, I think it could become a very viable source of energy.