The baggage of higher gas prices
President Obama addressed a cheering crowd of supporters in Miami recently on the less than cheery topic of rapidly rising gasoline pump prices. One might think that such a serious topic of concern to voters might have been addressed in the Oval Office instead of in a campaign-style setting, but that wasn’t the case.
The president brandished one of his favorite themes in his speech in Miami: that a problem (in this instance higher gasoline prices) isn’t his fault and he should not be assigned any blame for it. The buck in the current Oval Office always seems to stop elsewhere.