By Ben Geman - 04/27/11 10:42 AM EDT
John Boehner is right: If gas is $5 or $6 a gallon next fall, President
Obama will likely lose his reelection.
for the president, gas prices rise in anticipation of the summer
driving season, and some analysts already think they’ve hit a peak.
So while gas prices are killing Obama’s approval rating right now, the real downside for the president is that people paying $4 per gallon don’t want to hear about how much the economy is recovering. They want to see that the president gets what they’re going through.
This political conundrum again highlights what Obama lacks as a politician. The president desperately needs a Clintonesque “I feel your pain” moment, but that is one club he does not have in his bag.