This 10-minute video is worth your time.
This concept is DOA with Obama and the Democrat Party. Guess why:
a) Thorium will burn through the earth's crust and kill rare species of cockroaches that have yet to be discovered.
b) Native American Indians would disapprove as it has nothing to do with the sun, wind, or rivers.
c) Obama didn't think of it first.
d) Thorium would produce unlimited energy for capitalists, who in turn would profit from innovation and the production of new services, products and technologies.
e) All of the above.
f) Another reason (post in comments)
On the bright side, Stalin would just send this internal enemy to a death camp.
We found this video here, through Instapundit.
Thorium Wikipedia page.
Energy from Thorium site.