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Obama Attacks Romney in New Ad

With gas prices surging, President Obama takes aim at Mitt Romney’s opposition to tax hikes for oil companies in a new ad:

On Fox News last night, Romney brushed off the attack. “He is the one responsible for energy policies in our country today, and by virtue of his policies we have seen something which he predicted during his campaign,” Romney said of Obama. “He said with his energy policies energy prices would skyrocket.”

“And frankly, what he has done is made it harder and harder for the small operators, the drillers, to get more oil, more gas, more coal, to develop these American sources of energy,” Romney added. “He is responsible in part for what we’re seeing happen around the world, which is people convinced that prices of oil are going to go up.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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