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Obama in 2008: Isn’t This $3.50/Gallon Gas Intolerable?

Buzzfeed reminds us that back in 2008, then-Senator Obama ran ads lamenting that Americans were paying $3.50 per gallon:

“All the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody were just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups, you could save just as much.”

As I wrote in 2008, Obama’s math was wildly off, even if we could somehow ensure that not a single American drove with under-inflated tires.


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