Barack Obama, asking Ed Henry what Obama fondly thinks is a rhetorical question:
Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher?
…because it’s not a rhetorical question to the rest of us, Mr. President. It is, in fact, a bit of a puzzle. Because that’s what you’re, well, doing.
PS: Obama went on to say:
Is that — is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?
Well… no, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. So why are you so insistent about pursuing policies that raise gas prices? I mean, seriously, we’re not the ones mucking things up here.