Skip to comments.Obama faces dilemma over gas prices as presidential campaign hits homestretch
Posted on 10/15/2012 4:26:49 AM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama faces a dilemma as Mitt Romney bashes him over high gasoline prices in the final weeks of their close race.
Obama must decide whether to address the attacks head-on, or stay the course on a messaging strategy that has recently been addressing prices indirectly.
Democratic strategists and other experts argue that three weeks before voters go to the polls, Obama should steer clear of big messaging or policy pivots on gas prices.
Bringing the issue up this close to Election Day would be self-defeating at this point, said Paul Bledsoe, an independent consultant who was a climate change aide in the Clinton White House. Dramatic action on energy appears unlikely before the election even as the campaigns tweak their closing arguments.
White House officials have said in recent months that a release from the nations Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is an option on the table. But speculation about the prospect has dimmed in recent weeks as oil prices have fallen off their summer highs that reached around $100-per-barrel in mid-September.
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I predict obama will give those on the dole a special fuel card, reduced rates for fuel.
It’s a Liberal Paradise...
By George!! I think You’ve got it;)
-AND He will proclaim that all US currency must be surrendered to the Feds and NEW MONEY will be distributed in the form of DEBIT CARDS. Everyone will get the same amount of money ($500 per month). All food & gas will be purchased with EBT cards. If you reach your limit you must go to food banks and use public transportation.
Home mortgages will be converted to rent and must be paid to the Feds.
Hospitals, food & energy production and manufacturing will be under Gubmint control.
Travis McGee wrote about that, and how the Feds would change the color of the money periodically to prevent hoarding.
Yeah, obammy paid my lectric bill , gave me a free phone and kept my unemployment going forever.
Right.......that recent theft of some ‘new’ colored $100 bills!!!!!
(now I’m really scared)
Murphy Oil, after months and months of negotiation with the city, opened a new Walmart gas station Saturday. The price is about $.12 per gallon less than competitors down the street.
Hooray for Walmart!!
FReepers will now bitch and moan about them being pro Obama and selling Chinese gas to boot
The diesel price is about $.07 cheaper
add a $1.20 to those prices and that would be what they are by me.
Yeah, I made that a while ago and don't feel like doing it all over again!
Sorry. There is NO Dilemma. Obama’s regime has stated their desire since before ‘08 that energy costs “must skyrocket,” and they have.
dilemma, no, there is.
I live in a small town of about 25,000. Gas prices are all the same. All 25 or so stations raise or lower their prices at once. Drive by in the evening, it’s one price; drive by in the morning, it’s changed at all stations identically. Odd.
Obama keeps insisting that his policies will not increase taxes for the middle class.
Just what the hell does he think higher gas prices does not only to the middle class but to everyone who drives?
$2.00 (price of increase) times 25,000 miles driven divided by say 18 MPG equals $2777 increase in spending for EVERYONE!!!!! Tax or gas increase is still more out of our pockets.
Romney should stress this point.
So gas prices should stay high, until policy signed by Romney and a Republican majority Congress takes effect. That should take at least a year or so.
They can begin by reversing their own policies. [IMO, all contemporary politicians and constituents are commies, sucking on government for debt and tyranny.]
The Great Ethanol Scam