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March 16th, 2012
10:53 PM ET

Video: Keeping Them Honest: Presidential gas pump promises

Newt Gingrich is promising $2.50 a gallon gas prices if he's elected. He blames President Obama for the high prices at the pump, but can a president - any president - really affect gas prices? We're Keeping Them Honest.

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  1. Frank B

    Newt is correct the President can have a great effect on gas prices. Obama has caused the price to increase because he refuses to allow drilling on our federal lands and off the coasts. I am tired of seeing all our money sent to the terrorist nations of the Middle East to fund attacks on the West. We need a man like Newt to save the country and the West from the evil the Mid-East wishes to unleash upon us. Democrats need to wake-up and stop thinking only about getting a free contraceptive pill to a women, most likely a poor woman for her vote.

    March 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  2. Hope

    With all due respect,...It's one thing to promise the $2.50/gal. What politicians say and are ALLOWED to do are two different things. They can talk all they want, but the bottom line on what they're allowed to do is a whole different story!!! Sadly, most people just don't understand this!!! Newt can promise anything he wants, but that doesn't mean he'll be allowed to follow through with those promises. In reality, Newt as President will have absolutely NO control what-so-ever over the set prices of gasoline!!!

    March 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  3. John Caballero

    Of course the president has effect on gas prices, or so we were told when there was a republican in the white house. Remember how Bush and Cheney were accused of conspiring with Halliburton and other oil companies to drive up gas prices in order to boost corporate profits and shaft the American public? The fact is that with a completely achievable energy production plan and infrastructure, the United States can price gasoline at $0.91 a gallon if it wanted to, just like the price of fuel today in Saudi Arabia. It could also match the price of fuel in Caracas, Venezuela too, $0.12 a gallon. Our economy would shift into overdrive, soaring to new heights with such low energy prices. So is the $2.50 a gallon gasoline price Newt promises possible? The answer is a resounding yes, with a couple of bucks to spare.

    March 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm |