You and I and Mitt Romney know that's bogus. It's perhaps also worth noting that gas prices were at that anomalously low $1.83 a gallon (that's the official EIA average for the week of Jan. 19, 2009) because we were in the depths of a recession that hammered energy demand. Welcome to the price of economic success.
But let's hear an opposing opinion at the pump from DamnGasPrices.com:
I offer you the same pop quiz I offered at DWC:
It's an election year. You are President. You want to win in November. And you control gas prices. Do you...
- Increase gas prices?
- Leave gas prices alone?
- Lower gas prices?
- Cause pas prices to fluctuate wildly to confuse your opponents?
(Hint: when in doubt, guess C!)