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David Axelrod, Already Spiking the Football on Gas Prices


David Axelrod, this morning: “Gas prices have been going down for the past six weeks. You think the GOP will blame the President?”

The actual national average gas price in the United States this morning: $3.73. It peaked at a bit above $3.90 earlier this year.

The price of gas, in perspective, over the past five years, according to

As you can see, $3.70 per gallon is still pretty darn high… and for most Americans, slightly less brutally expensive is not really cause for celebration.

As a man who used to driveroughly 20-miles-per-gallon Dodge Caravan, you would think that Axelrod would be more sensitive about the cost of gas.

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