Yesterday Obama went to Pennsylvania to do the only thing he’s good at: running for office. No, that’s not fair, he’s also good at droning on and on and on and on and on. Fortunately for him, the two go hand in hand. Here’s the Greatest Orator of All Time taking four full minutes to answer a question about rising gas prices:
If you zoned out during that, the good part is right at the end:
“Like I said, if you’re getting 8 miles a gallon, you may want to think about a trade-in.”
If you think this is good advice, that it’s smart for the President of the United States to tell his constituents that they deserve to pay through the nose for gas, you might want to break that to the Associated Press. They’ve scrubbed the quote from their story on his speech. Unfortunately for them, Glenn Reynolds got a screencap:
The White House is worried that gas prices could hurt Obama’s chances for reelection, which is of course why Obama is publicly mocking people’s worries about it. The AP is only too happy to sweep his gaffe under the rug.
The next time you stop for gas, just remember: Obama is very disappointed in you. And he hopes he has your vote in 2012.
P.S. Ed Morrissey: “Just think how Marie Antoinette would have fared with a media so devoted to spinning for her.” Hey, have they gone through the questioner’s tax records yet?
P.P.S. Aaron Worthing: “It seems too often Obama thinks that people need his wisdom in their day-to-day decision-making, as though he was the life-coach-in-chief.”