The price of a gallon of gas has gone up about 35 cents in the last few weeks. I for one am not eager to return to the days of $4 gas and $60 fill-ups. The present administration, like the last one, has so far done nothing to head off this crisis for American families.
It's not in the president's political genetics to do so, since he wants us all to conserve. But he also would like to be re-elected, and candidacies have crashed and burned over far less than this. Jane Byrne, for example, lost the mayorship in Chicago because she could not clear the streets of snow.
Mr. Obama no doubt knows this history. Let's hope he takes a few minutes off from his grand schemes to run the American economy to do something for the financially stressed American people.
His continuance in office may depend on it.