At his current rate of progress he ought to be a landslide shoo-in come November.
Soaring gas prices in the New York City area reached nearly $4.50 a gallon yesterday as the Obama administration sought cover by opening up more areas of the Gulf of Mexico for drilling.
Oh, really, they’re going to actually allow more drilling? Why, this won’t please his radical environmentalist wacko pals.
Prices have already reached $5 a gallon in California, and New Yorkers can expect the same by Memorial Day weekend, analysts say. The costs are the highest ever for this time of year and have risen 25 cents a gallon since January.
Republican Congress members have fanned out into their districts during the President’s Week recess with instructions from leadership to use high prices as a political club against President Obama’s re-election bid.
In 2007, when the average national price ranged from $2.17 to $3.22, then-Sen. Barack Obama demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Big Oil for “price manipulation.” In 2008, presidential candidate Obama urged the Justice Department “to open an investigation into whether energy traders have been engaged in illegal activities that have helped drive up the price of oil and food.”