Gas prices have been dropping steadily in Florida since April, and according to at least one analyst, that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Energy analyst Philip Verleger told Bloomberg TV that U.S. drivers could see $2.50-a-gallon gas prices by November, the Boston Business Journal reports.
The cause is two-fold, he said: The price of oil has fallen sharply recently due to overproduction in Saudi Arabia, and falling demand due to Europe’s economic slowdown is also a factor.
The Republicans have been attempting to hang the high gas prices on the President, in an attempt to drag down his popularity, for months now, if the prices are indeed dropping this quickly watch for the Right Wing to start throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him as they become more and more desperate to find something that will stick.
In fact the Romney campaign has already asked the Republican governor of Florida to stop talking about how well his state is recovering:
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Scott, a Republican, was asked to say that the state’s jobless rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency, according to the people, who asked not to be named.
kind of sucks when the facts don't match your talking points doesn't it Mittens?
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