Rising Gas Prices and President Obama's Re-Election

Monday, February 27, 2012

Newt Gingrich addresses the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. (Getty)

With high unemployment numbers, a slowly recovering economy, protest movements like Occupy and the Tea Party, the economy has been a hot topic for this election cycle. And for some politicians, the most important economic indicator is the price at the gas pump: last week Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich released a 30-minute ad that faults the Obama administration for rising gas prices.

Stephen Reader is a blogger for It’s a Free Country, and examines whether these prices are actually the president's fault, as well as what they have meant for past presidents.

Guests:

Stephen Reader

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

listener

Of course no derisive and snide comments about the President's keen interest in algae fuel last week after squandering a half a billion in Solyndra and how he blamed Bush for high gas prices in 2008?

Feb. 27 2012 10:32 AM

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