Michele Bachmann was called a moron for making the same promise.
Stop the Middle East from dictating the price of our oil would really help. Drill for our own oil and gas, build new refinery’s in our country. Also tell EPA to go suck sand....it’s our country and if they don’t like the oil and gas in our country.........don’t use it.
Lets watch how many hypocrites weigh in shall we?
He can at least make it an issue...which none of them has done since Perry dropped out.
Obama will open the spigots wide on the reserves and ask his Muslim OPEC buddies to increase production (for just a short while) and flood the market with cheap gasoline beginning in August and lasting through November.
He can then look at Newt and say, “$2.00 gas? I brought gasoline prices down much lower than that” and American will go back to watching American Idol and Jersey Shore — right after voting for Obozo again.
I would love to see that but can he either increase production massively or reduce the new consumption in emerging countries.
I like Newt but, Messiah complex anyone?
Don’t tell me it will resonate, that’s pointless. If it resonates, then the proof will be in the pudding. If not, then why waste bandwidth telling me how great this strategy will be?
Toss in abolishing the security theater known as TSA, and I’m there.
Maybe not so much.
If he had industry backing, a plan to $70 per barrel oil (which is about what it would take) then perhaps.
This resonates like Madona arm waving at halftime.
When Bachmann started tanking, she claimed she would restore $1.80 gasoline.
That claim didn’t help her campaign either.
Such claims are blatant pandering.
While the sentiment is nice, attaching a ‘goal’ figure is pandering in my opinion. Do we stop there? A little higher? How high is high or low is low enough?
It is enough to state that the US will do everything possible to thwart the malicious legal machinations of tree huggers, liberals and socialists while simultaneously providing an unfettered process that allows free markets and companies to develop additional oil sources that will help bring down the cost to the consumer.
Drill off the coast of New England...Drill off the coast of California...if they don’t like it...F them...